The official calendar of events at Prime Hook NWR will continue to be on the the US Fish and Wildlife Prime Hook web site Home Page.
We will include reminders here, when we are fully aware of the details. For a summary of what was seen on previous birding field trips, visit BIRDS.
General Information for birding field trips:
All Prime Hook birding field trips originate from the Refuge Headquarters at the date and time noted above and run for approximately 3 hours. There will be two or three leaders, all very familiar with birds found on the Refuge at various times of year.
The locations visited will vary depending on what interesting species are present on the date of the field trip. Since 85% of the species found on the Refuge are migrants, every month of the year brings the opportunity for different species to be observed.
Your leaders will have spotting scopes, but if you also have one, please feel free to bring it. Do bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. The Refuge has a few pairs of loaner binoculars.
Be prepared to walk up to a mile and dress appropriately for the weather. In some of the more open locations, wind chill can be a factor in the cooler months. We will generally go even if there is some rain, but in case heavy downpours are forecast, the field trip will be cancelled. Insect repellent and sunscreen are recommended in the warmer months.