Beech Forest Birding Bonanza Planned at Seashore

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

PROVINCETOWN – The Cape Cod National Seashore is planning a special day for bird lovers.

The Beech Forest Birding Bonanza will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 9.

The Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown is a popular site for birders, and currently hosts a variety of migrating songbirds stopping for rest and feed before continuing their journey northward.

This year’s theme is “Restore Habitat, Restore Birds.”

National Seashore staff will offer free sessions on identifying birds by their calls, bird-related games, and some field identification tips. The sessions will also touch on the ecological value of the forest’s habitat.

The bonanza will run from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the trail off Route 6 at 36 Race Point Road.

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