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December 16, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM


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Virtual - Winter Raptors: Birds at the Top of the Food Web *For Adults

Friday, December 16, 2022

This one's for our bird watching and nature lovers out there! Some of the most sought-after birds in New England are the many species of winter raptors. Some of these amazing birds are permanent residents in our area. Others move south out of their northern breeding grounds during the late fall and winter to hunt over area forests, fields, and salt marshes. During this presentation, Bill will describe the different feeding strategies employed by the various species and review the many aids to field identification. Did you know that female raptors are bigger than their male counterparts? Did you know that some species of owls hunt in the daytime? Join us for an informative afternoon exploring these interesting birds of prey.

About Bill:

Bill Gette, Founding Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, has over 30 years of experience leading groups to exciting local, domestic, and international destinations.  He has visited all seven continents, led groups on over 50 international travel programs, and conducted hundreds of field trips locally and throughout the United States.

Note: This program will be recorded and will be on the library's YouTube Channel for one month. 

Please register for this event to receive the zoom link.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library. We are grateful to be partnering with the Tewksbury Library and the Newton Free Public Library for this program. 

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