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Boreal Birds and Wildlife of NH’s North Country –With a Special Focus on NHA’s Wildlife Sanctuaries*
Leaders: Phil Brown (NHA’s Director of Land Management) and Bob Quinn (Merlin Wildlife Tours)
August 23-27, 2014

Male spruce grouse displaying by Bob Quinn

Male spruce grouse displaying by Bob Quinn

This special nature tour will focus on boreal and migrants birds, other wildlife, and several of the most accessible and fascinating landscapes of NH’s ‘North Country’. With NHA’s milestone Centennial celebration in mind, this tour is designed to include NHA-specific conservation and historical themes. At many of our locations, we will highlight the history of NH Audubon’s role in conserving and stewarding these special places such as East Inlet and the Connecticut River Headwaters in Pittsburg, and NHA’s own Pondicherry and Dahl Wildlife Sanctuaries. The tour will include extensive time in Pittsburg (NH’s border town to Canada) and at Lake Umbagog, where we will take a pontoon boat tour in search of waterbirds. Bird conservation themes of the tour will include changes in both the landscape and avifauna of this unique region of the state over the past 100 years. As an added bonus, all proceeds of this special tour will directly support NH Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries throughout the state*.

NHA’s Director of Land Management, Phil Brown, will give participants an in-depth look at select northern NHA wildlife sanctuaries, where we will see examples of stewardship and conservation in action, and see firsthand how wildlife is benefiting from this.

Longtime NHA volunteer and former staff, Bob Quinn, (now owner and proprietor of Merlin Wildlife Tours) will lead the group in search of boreal bird species and will provide a historical look into NH Audubon’s role of conserving many landscapes in the North Country.

Cost: Call for complete details

Price will include lodging, transportation costs, guide costs and special presentations, entrance fees, a pontoon boat tour, and most meals.

Don’t miss this exciting once-in-a-Centennial opportunity!

Please contact Phil Brown at pbrown@nhaudubon.org or (603) 224-9909×334 for more information or to book your spot. Space is limited!