Blackstone Parks Conservancy

Birding events kick off

Our 2020 birding events kicked off on February 16 with the annual Winter Duck Walk.  Led again by expert birder Dan Berard, over 70 people turned out to spot cool winter-only ducks (e.g. buffleheads) and equally cool year-round birds (e.g. a bald eagle).  Even faraway birds were visible thanks to generously shared powerful binoculars and a telescope.  After the walk along the Seekonk, people returned to the boathouse to talk about birds over a cup of hot cocoa and, at least for some of the younger birders, to collect a special coloring book featuring winter ducks.