EcoTours and Birding Day Trips

Ecotourism “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.”  NBS Ecotours are led by knowledgeable NBS Education staff.  The cost includes transportation and snacks.  Please dress warmly for the weather. Bring a lunch and binoculars.

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(Photos courtesy of Bob Weaver, from left to right: Yellow Warbler, Cassin’s Kingbird, Baltimore Oriole, American Bittern)

Spring Migration Ecotour (May)


Saturday, May 12th (6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

$70 Members, $80 Non-members

May is an exciting time to see droves of migrating warblers, raptors, shorebirds, and other species. Hop into the ‘Bird Van’ and hit the best birding hot spots throughout southern New England. Your birding guides plan the day trip around current sightings reports, so you have the best chance of spotting rare spring migrants. Pack a bag lunch to go with provided snacks and water refills.  Dress warmly with appropriate footwear, binoculars and a reusable water bottle are recommended. Sign up now, space is limited!

Rain date: Saturday, May 19th

For general information, please email


Fall Migration Birding Ecotour (September)

Black Tern

Registration opens in July 2018!

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Winter Rarities Ecotour (January)


Registration opens in November 2018!

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Norman Bird Sanctuary