Red Barn Series, Newfound Audubon
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Speaker: Chris Martin, Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
With slender dihedral wings and a rudder-like tail, a Northern Harrier glides low over fields and marshes in search of prey. Look away, and it might vanish into tall grass or behind a stone wall. Literally and figuratively flying under the radar for several decades, is New Hampshire’s declining harrier breeding population also about to disappear? NH Fish & Game reclassified them as state-endangered in 2008, and they are funding NH Audubon’s current efforts to monitor and manage these marsh hawks. Chris will discuss efforts to document what remains of NH’s breeding harrier population.
Please park across the street at Ash Cottage. Download a map here. Note that this is now a private residence and there is no bathroom access.
Chris Martin is a NH Audubon raptor biologist. For 32 years he has led recovery of the state’s Bald Eagles, Ospreys, and Peregrine Falcons, in close collaboration with NH Fish & Game’s Nongame Wildlife Program. He recruits, trains, and supervises an enthusiastic corps of volunteer observers who monitor these species at sites scattered across the Granite State.
Special thanks to our 2022 Red Barn Series sponsor, the Hebron Conservation Commission; and to our co-host, the Newfound Lake Region Association.
Photo: Chris Martin on Mt Washington (David Govatski).