Many birds you see during fall migration are flying south to Panama! Join ornithologist Zeke Jakub of Conservación Panamá for one or more FREE hour-long birdwatching adventures. These walks introduce you to these fabulous migratory birds along the Connecticut River. Learn about conservation research and actions, and what you can do. For ages 14 and up. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if you have them, dress for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes. Space is limited, register at: 413-863-3221.
Sign up for a one-hour program at either: 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., or 4:00 p.m.
· Thurs., Oct. 12, Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation— Meet at the top of Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield (300 Sugarloaf St.) at the observation tower. Park at the bottom and hike up, or drive to the top and park for free (let DCR staff know you are here for the birding program). The park road opens at 9:00 a.m.
· Friday, Oct. 13, Canalside Rail Trail— Meet at the parking lot in East Deerfield off McClelland Farm Road.
· Saturday, Oct. 14, Migratory Way— Park in the lot at the intersection of G and 15th Streets in Turners Falls, at the gate to Migratory Way.
· Sunday, Oct. 15, Barton Cove— Meet at Barton Cove Camping and Day-Use Area, 82 French King Highway, Gill, about one mile east of the Discovery Center off Route 2. Park at the day-use area parking lot.