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)

 Winter Rarities Ecotour (January)

Saturday, January 14th (6:30 am – 4:30 pm)

The Winter Rarities Ecotour to Cape Cod was a success as every single birder on the trip spotted a species they had never seen, also known as a “life bird.”

Check back soon for more information about the Spring Migration Ecotour in May.

Spring Migration Ecotour (May)

Registration opens in early March
May is an exciting time to see droves of migrating warblers, swallows, shorebirds, and other species. Join us on an itinerary designed to hit birding hot spots as we head toward Massachusetts or Connecticut depending on migration activity.  Whether you’re looking to get a jump on your year list or simply learn more about birding, you’ll enjoy this program.

Block Island Fall Birding Ecotour (September)

Registration opens in early July
The NBS Education team is pleased to offer a new fall ecotour to Block Island!  This is a great time of year to see waves of migrating birds as they make their way down the Atlantic flyway.  Participants will meet in Point Judith: you can choose to start birding with us along the Galilee Marsh or join us in time to catch the ferry.  We will ferry a van over to Block Island, following eBird reports for local migration activity.  The boat ride to and from the island could yield interesting pelagic species to round out the list of the day.

Norman Bird Sanctuary