Field trips are to find, enjoy and learn about wild birds. These trips are free and appropriate for adults and children 9 years old and above who have shown an interest in birds. Children aged 9 through 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Be sure to note the departure place and time for each trip.
All trips are probably "a go" even in light rain. If in doubt, contact a trip leader the evening before or one hour before the scheduled meeting time.
What to bring on a field trip: Binoculars, field guide, water, snack, layered clothing, sunscreen.
If you own an FRS radio, please bring it. We have a limited number available.
Leading a Trip
We hope those of you who enjoy field trips will offer to lead at least one field trip during the coming year. This will help us provide a good variety of field trips without overburdening just one or two people who traditionally lead the trips.
Friends have said, "I can't lead a field trip. I'm not an expert birder." You don't have to be an expert birder. It is not your job to identify the birds. The field trip participants should work together to identify birds. As a field trip leader, you only have three responsibilities:
Call or e-mail and let him know when and where you want to go on the field trip. He will get it scheduled and published in The Chat.
Make all your participants feel welcome.
Be sure to come back with at least as many people as you left with!