Whether you’re birding for the first time or you’ve been birding for years, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Join us for a brisk, cool morning walk as we look and listen for birds along the trails that wind through Westerly’s woodlands, waterways and grasslands. We will meet at Westerly Land Trust headquarters before splitting into three groups, each led by an expert birder, to explore the sights and sounds of local birds. Keep track of your findings because we will meet up after the walks at our own Wahaneeta Preserve for a social to discuss what we found!
For all attendees, be sure to wear shoes appropriate for natural conditions that may include rocks, roots and mud along the paths. Be sure to bring your binoculars if you have them!
Meet your group leaders:
Dr. Jim Chace, a professor at Salve Regina University and the FIrst Vice-President of Wilson Ornithological Society. He has studied several birds, with much time spent on the brown-headed cowbird. A frequent traveler of Belize, Jim Chace is an enthusiastic and well-known birder!
Maggie Jones, Executive Director of the Dennison Pequotsepos Nature Center. She is a huge proponent of environmental education and continues to get out in the field and lead bird walks regularly.
Dan Berard, President of the Ocean State Bird Club. He is a lifelong birder and has led bird walks all over North America, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico and Panama! He was also a consultant for the documentary Earth Flight.
Please arrive promptly at 7:30AM
Westerly Land Trust is located at 10 High Street in Westerly