Full Moon Whip-poor-wills Bird Walk

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters
Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters
194 Cranberry Road
Carver, MA 02330

Join the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest and The Wildlands Trust for whip-poor-will spotting and a “Bring Your Own” picnic at the Myles Standish State Forest headquarters at 6:00PM.

A report from the Albany Pine Bush Preserve says Whip-poor-wills are becoming rare in the Northeast. However, Myles Standish State Forest is still a stronghold for this remarkable bird and contains some of their favorite habitat.

The bird walk is scheduled for 6:30. The group will drive to the Fire Tower Parking Lot 6 on Bare Hill Road and walk some of the Wildlife Management areas off of Three Cornered Pond Road until sundown (at 8:20). There will be a full moon, which will help the visibility after sunset. You may want to bring a hand lamp or flashlight for after sunset.

We will place ourselves strategically to listen to Hermit Thrushes until they give way to Whip-poor-wills as the dusk gets deeper. For those interested, the group may listen for owls afterwards.

No dogs at this event, please.

Learn more about these vocal but elusive birds: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Whip-poor-will/id

Cost: Free

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Category: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
Hosted By: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
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