Date: 5/9/18 4:23 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Camp Edwards Grassland Bird Tours, Open to the Public, Registration Required
Thanks to Emily Kelly and the folks at Camp Edwards for making this
opportunity possible.  Camp Edwards is in Barnstable County.

Please contact them directly if you have any questions.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA

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From: *Kelly, Emily D NFG NG MAARNG (US)* <emily.d.kelly2.nfg...>
Date: Wed, May 9, 2018 at 10:53 AM
Subject: Camp Edwards Grassland Bird Tours, Open to the Public,
Registration Required

The Massachusetts Army National Guard’s Natural Resource Program is
hosting grassland bird tours in May and June on Camp Edwards. This is an
unusual opportunity for avid birders, naturalists and photographers to
walk through the Camp Edwards grasslands on a guide-lead tour.

There are several hundred acres of grassland managed on Camp Edwards at
Joint Base Cape Cod.  This thriving habitat, a rarity in the rest of
Massachusetts, is home to a variety of grassland bird species including
four state-listed species: Upland Sandpiper, Northern Harrier,
Grasshopper Sparrow and the Vesper Sparrow.

Other bird species you may encounter are the Clay Colored Sparrow,
Northern Bobwhite, Meadowlark, and many Bluebirds. Additional
information on the grassland habitat is available at

Each tour will cover approximately 137 acres of this rare and endangered
habitat and will last around two hours.  Attendees should bring
sunscreen, tick protection, and water.  Don’t forget your binoculars and
camera. Photography is encouraged.

*Tour Dates and Registration Information*
Each tour is limited to 20 people and spots will be filled on a first
come, first served basis.  Tour dates and times are:
Saturday, May 26, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; registration deadline is
Friday, May 18
Saturday, June 2, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; registration deadline is
Thursday, May 24

Children over 10 years of age are welcome on the tour.

*To register for a tour*, please send an email to:
<emily.d.kelly2.nfg...>, with your name, telephone number, and which
tour date you would like.  A confirmation email will be sent with
further information including directions, base access, meeting place and

*Accessing Camp Edwards on Joint Base Cape Cod
*Please remember, Camp Edwards is a restricted access facility and
attendees must be registered to access the base.  All attendees will be
asked to provide their full names, driver’s license number and date of
birth to complete the registration process.

Emily Derbyshire Kelly

Program Coordinator

MANG Environmental & Readiness Center

1204 West Inner Road

Camp Edwards, MA 02542


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