Whip-poor-wills Bird Walk

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters
Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters
194 Cranberry Rd.
Carver, MA 02330

Join the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest for whip-poor-will spotting and a “Bring Your Own” picnic at the State Forest headquarters!

A report from the Albany Pine Bush Preserve says Whip-poor-wills, a vocal but elusive bird, 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 6:30PM. Picnic starts at 6:00PM if you want to come early.

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 8:21). There will be a first quarter moon. You may want to bring a hand lamp or flashlight for after sunset. We will place ourselves strategically to listen to Hermit Thrushes and give way to Whip-poor-wills as the dusk gets deeper. For those interested, we can try for owls afterwards.

No dogs at this event, please.

Cost: Free

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For more information:
Phone: (508) 866-5043
Category: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
Hosted By: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
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An Eastern whip-poor-will on a tree branch
(Image: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren/Flickr)

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