Birdwatching Field Trip at Halibut Point State Park
Adult Enrichment / Walking Tours -
Halibut Point State Park, at the tip of Cape Ann in Rockport, is a premier winter birdwatching destination. Seabirds that breed in the upper latitudes during the warm months spend their winter off these rocky shores. Birders willing to brave the cold have the opportunity to see and learn about a variety of waterfowl, alcids, and shorebirds, such as Scoters, Purple Sandpipers, Razorbills, and Murres. To get the most out of this field trip, attendance at the Birdwatching 101: What to Know Before You Go class is highly encouraged. Please note: Binoculars are highly recommended, and scopes are encouraged.
Ben has studied and taught atmospheric and climate science for over a decade. He is particularly interested in grasping the complexity of atmospheric chemistry and climate science and the ways in which humans impact, and are impacted by, our atmosphere.
Ben Brown-Steiner and Toni Sacco have been birdwatching together for over a decade starting with classes taken at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. In 2020 they travelled throughout Eastern Massachusetts birdwatching as a socially distanced activity, observing over 160 species during the course of the year. Ben is partial to tree birds and their elaborate songs while Toni likes water and shore birds.