This Saturday, May 11th at 8:00 AM, join leaders, Dave Govatski of the Friends of Pondicherry, and Phil Brown, Director of Land Management for NH Audubon, for guided bird-watching tours. Airport Marsh in Whitefield will feature grassland and marsh birds followed by a tour of Cherry and Little Cherry Ponds in Jefferson for warblers and other songbirds.
This annual field trip commemorates not only the return of migrating birds, but also the memory of Tudor Richards, NH Audubon’s first President and the “father of Pondicherry.” Please bring water, lunch, and binoculars. Past field trips have yielded upwards of 100 species of birds! Be prepared to walk 3-5 miles on flat terrain. Stay for as long as you’d like; the last group usually ends around 3 pm. The event will be held rain or shine. Free Migratory Bird Day posters will be given to all participants. For more information, click here.
The Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge is just a short drive from the Royalty Inn. This refuge is considered one of the top bird-watching spots in the State of New Hampshire. Recently NHPR’s Sean Hurley toured the area with Govatski and has written a detailed article about this refuge, its birds, and the event. To read Sean’s entire article, click here.
Birding is another wonderful outdoor activity to enjoy when visiting the White Mountains. There are many other great bird-watching locations including most of the Androscoggin River Valley in which we are located. The Royalty Inn has availability this weekend for those wanting to participate in Saturday’s event.
Welcome to the Royalty Inn!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager