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Birds of Forests, Wetlands, Fields, and Transmission line Rights-of-Way (Bird Identification) - Spring Wildlife Habitat Workshop Series

Thu, 06/03/2021
8:00am - 11:00am
Distant Hill Gardens
507 March Hill Road
Walpole, NH 03608

Join Matt Tarr, Extension's State Wildlife Specialist, Steven Lemonde of Antioch University and Michael Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens for a leisurely walk to identify birds by sight & sound in a variety of habitats that have been managed to encourage a diversity of wildlife. Topics will include:

  • Bird ecology and how to maintain the habitats we visit to support a variety of bird and other wildlife species.
  • Role of invasive plants as habitat.
  • Monitoring wildlife response to shrub management in transmission line rights-of-way.

Registration is limited and required for each workshop.  To register, email Matt Tarr at and indicate what workshop(s) you plan to attend.

Continuing Education Credits

Credits will be provided for NH Licensed Foresters, Society of American Foresters, and the NH Professional Logger’s Program.

About the Spring Wildlife Habitat Workshop Series

This series of field-based workshops is for landowners, conservation commission members, natural resources professionals, and anyone else interested in learning how to identify forest, field, and wetland wildlife habitats and approaches for maintaining or enhancing those habitats to benefit specific wildlife species.

Each workshop will occur entirely in the field. Workshop participants are encouraged to watch the recorded presentation Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Assessment and Management prior to attending any of these workshops; we will be applying the information discussed in that presentation during each workshop.

Workshop Dates, Locations & Descriptions

Workshop titles reflect the primary topics that will be covered during each workshop, but we will discuss a wide variety of topics pertinent to each property. Note: Workshops listed as (BIRD IDENTIFICATION) will include a specific focus on learning how to identify birds by sight & sound – so be sure to bring your binoculars and your favorite pocket field guide!