Bird ID Walk at Phillip Robertson Town Forest
Want to learn more about birds of northern New Hampshire? Join us for an early morning bird walk on the Philip Robertson Memorial Forest in Sugar Hill, NH on September 11 from 7-9am. The walk will be led by avid birder David Govatski, U.S. Forest Service retiree and expert birder. With around 100 acres on the northwest slope of Garnet Hill, the Phil Robertson Forest is rich with natural diversity including a beautiful marsh, a small brook, and a maturing pine forest. There will be opportunities to hear and see a diversity of birds, learn about how to identify them, and get insight from Dave on habitats where they’re found.
David Govatski has birded throughout North America, is President of the Ammonoosuc Chapter of NH Audubon, and has worked on a variety of bird surveys including Breeding Bird, Waterfowl, Mountain Bird Watch, Spruce Grouse, Whip-poor-will, Christmas Bird Count, and Loon Watch Surveys. He had organized twenty years of International Migratory Bird Day and is the author of a Checklist of the Birds of the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge.
This walk is being held as part of the 2021 NH BioBlitz, an effort to get community members out exploring species on town-owned lands all over New Hampshire during the month of September. Attendees are welcome to participate in the BioBlitz effort by submitting their bird observations to iNaturalist. To learn more about the NH BioBlitz, visit: https://extension.unh.edu/programs/nh-bioblitz.
This event is free, but space is limited due to current UNH COVID-related policies. Registration is required.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions: Group size is limited and the entire program will be held outdoors. Participants will be required to complete a simple online health screening before leaving home. Additional information will be sent upon registration.
What to bring
Bring your own binoculars and favorite bird identification guide (if you have one). Sturdy footwear, water, and insect repellent/sunscreen are recommended.