The 2016 Valley Bird Festival
Saturday, May 7
Silvio Conte National Wildlife Refuge and Arcadia Sanctuary

Join bird lovers from around the valley for a fun-filled and family-oriented day of learning about birds.  The festival will feature:
a live falconry display,
a bird-banding demonstration with birds in the hand,
the “Eyes on Owls” team with live owls, and
a host of other fun activities for all ages.

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Mineral Hills Conservation Area | Half Day | Easy/Moderate
May 7, 2016
Marcia Merithew and Betsy Higgins lead birders through one of the less-known Northampton conservation areas.…

Belchertown: Herman Covey, Reed CA, Scarborough Brook | Full Day | Moderate/Strenuous
May 8, 2016
Aidan and Devin explore Herman Covey WMA and introduce the uninitiated to several other Belchertown…

Fort River Warbler Walk | Morning | Easy/Moderate
May 10, 2016
George Regmund and Elissa Rubinstein seek out warblers, vireos, flycatchers and other spring migrants at the…

Fort River Warbler Walk | Morning | Easy/Moderate
May 17, 2016
George Regmund and Nancy Goodman look for warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and other spring migrants at the…

Monhegan Island | Overnight | Easy/Strenuous
May 20, 2016 - May 23, 2016
Scott Surner leads the Hampshire Bird Club’s pilgrimage to Monhegan Island. Not only is the…

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Perspectives on Bird Conservation in California
May 16, 2016
With Andrea Jones, Director of Bird Conservation/Audubon California Andrea Jones is the Director of Bird…

The Red Siskin Recovery Project
June 13, 2016
With Mike Braun, Smithsonian Institution-National Museum of Natural History

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