Join us for whip-poor-will spotting and a "Bring Your Own" picnic at the Civilian Conservation Corps Amphitheater, 100 yards behind Myles Standish SF headquarters at 6:00PM.
Learn more about these vocal but elusive birds (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Whip-poor-will/id).
A report from the Albany Pine Bush Preserve says whip-poor-wills are becoming rare in the northeast . (http://www.albanypinebush.org/discovery-center/whip-poor-will)
The bird walk is scheduled for 6:30PM. We will drive to Cutter Field Road (near Fearing Pond) and walk some of the fields until sundown (at 8:22pm).
We will place ourselves strategically to listen to Hermit Thrushes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9vHS6JdHog) reluctantly give way to Whip-poor-wills as the dusk gets deeper.
For those interested, we can try for owls afterwards. One year a "whip" almost landed on my head. I promise not to move if it happens again. Someone get an image, please..........
No dogs at this event please.
For more info on the Friends of Myles Standish, visit our Friends of Myles Standish State Forest website (http://www.friendsmssf.com/)