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 6th (6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

$70 Members, $80 Non-members

Recommended for adults and mature teens of all birding levels

Hop into the NBS van for a day trip that hits several birding hot spots throughout the region.  Coastal New England is known for a large number of rare birds visiting in the winter months.  Your birding guides plan the trip around current sightings reports, so you have the best chance of spotting rare winter migrants.  This program is designed for all birding skill levels and includes some low-impact walking.  Pack a bag lunch to go with provided snacks and water.  Dress warmly with appropriate footwear. Binoculars are recommended. Space is limited!

For general information, please email


Spring Migration Ecotour (May)

Registration opens in March 2018!
Thank you to everyone who attended the NBS Spring Migration Ecotour in 2017. The day trip hit several birding hot spots along the coast of Massachusetts including Plum Island and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The group had a warbler-filled day, spotting several rare migrants and racking up a sizable species list in the process.

For general information, please email


Fall Migration Birding Ecotour (September)

Registration opens in July 2018!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall Migration Ecotour in 2017. The day trip hit several birding hot spots on the coast of Connecticut.

 For general information, please email

Norman Bird Sanctuary