The Chamber is doing the Winter Birding Boat Trip again this year!
Weather permitting, we will be going out on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 8:00 AM to Noon. The cost of this wonderful excursion is $75.00. Space is limited, so please sign up early– we did sell out last year and we expect to do so this year as well.
The Cape Ann Winter Birding Boat Trip is a chance for bird-lovers to come to Gloucester and to brave whatever weather winter brings, in order to look for loons, grebes, sea ducks, alcids and other avian delights of the season along Cape Ann ‘s spectacular shoreline- including puffins- and we hope you will join us! CLICK HERE to register.
The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, passed in 1918. The treaty is a seminal piece of legislation that has saved, and continues to save, the life of billions upon billions of North American birds. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Geographic, Audubon, and BirdLife have created a timely alliance, joining forces this year to celebrate birds, while also raising awareness about the current dangers that they face. (Thank you Kim Smith for this reminder).
Come celebrate this most important anniversary with a trip to Stellwagen!
It seems to be shaping up to be another big Snowy Owl year, so we will be looking for these spectacular raptors as well as all the other winter specialties.
This trip has filled up for the past few years, so please register soon to be sure of getting a spot on the boat.
We will again be under the watchful expertise (in both navigating the boat and identifying the many birds and marine life!) of Captain Jay Frontierro on board the Privateer IV, with 7 Seas Whale Watch- Thank you Capt. Jay for this opportunity again this year!
We are honored to have Wayne Petersen, Jim Berry and Robert Buchsbaum along to help us identify our flying friends. Wayne is the Director of Massachusetts Important Bird Area (IBA) Program, with the Mass Audubon, and Jim and Robert are enthusiasts extraordinaire, and have been helping us with Bird Identification for years!
Last year we had a spectacular trip where along with the many different birds we spotted, we also were delighted to see Whales and Dolphins! We hope for the same this year!
If you have any questions, please contact Kerry at the Chamber 978-283-1601.