Join Molly Cornell on these winter birding adventures!
Saturday, January 12*
10 AM to noon
This is an annual birding adventure to see the wintering ducks, mergansers, geese and swans that are feeding and resting in the saltwater inlets that lace the shore of Vineyard Sound. Participants will also be on the lookout for loons, grebes, rafts of sea ducks and any other birds out there.
Directions: Meet at the Falmouth Harbor parking lot, on the east side of the harbor, off the end of Falmouth Heights Road across from the Tides Motel. The group will carpool from there to several birding hot spots, depending on where the water is open. No experience is necessary; beginning birders are always welcome!
Be sure to dress for the weather, as it can be very brisk. Bring water and a snack. a windbreaker and binoculars and/or telescope if you have them. Questions? Call Molly Cornell: 508-274-8843.
(* Rain Date: Sunday, January 13, but only if there is driving rain, sleet or snow on Saturday.)
Bike Path and Salt Marsh Walk
Thursday, January 17
1o AM to noon
The route will pass two salt water ponds along the Shining Sea Bikeway in West Falmouth. Expect to see wintering waterfowl such as Black Duck, Bufflehead and Hooded Merganser. Easy, level walking will continue along an unpaved road to view the Great Sippewissett Marsh and Buzzards Bay (but route may vary with weather conditions).
Directions: Meet behind the West Falmouth Post Office (just south of the intersection of Route 28A and Brick Kiln Road).