Posted by: PMGDD | April 26, 2015

Bird Day

From: P. Gadd []
Sent: April-26-15 7:14 PM

The Miramichi Naturalists’ Club (MNC) will recognize Nature Canada’s BIRD DAY by offering guided tours to members to the public, of Miramichi Marsh (aka Miramichi Nature Trail) in Chatham-Miramichi on Saturday May 9th, 2015. The tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and last for approximately 90 minutes. The primary purpose is to identify and talk about the many avian summer residents of the marsh and nearby woods and other natural aspects of the area. Over the past eight years since the trails were developed, the MNC has recorded sightings of more than 100 bird species in and about the marsh , some passing though during migration and others spending the spring and summer to breed and raise young. Some of the lesser known summer marsh residents include the Pied-billed Grebe, the American Bittern and the reclusive Sora. A sometime visitor is the American Coot. Bring your binoculars if you have them but they are not required. Organizers do ask that you leave dogs at home as their presence can make observations more difficult. The “Rain Date” is Sunday May 10th at 2:00 p.m. Meet at the corner of Quebec St. and Ironmen Rd. near Retirement Miramichi. For more information contact Peter Gadd at 622-1313.

Pied-billed Grebe with three young ones (early June).

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