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Fall Migration is On! (Just Go to the Beach...)

  • Hampton Park & Ride 5-95 Timber Swamp Rd Hampton, NH, 03842 United States (map)

American Oystercatcher
Photograph by Aiden Moser

Think summertime is for relaxing? If you're a Semipalmated Sandpiper, think again! After hatching just a month ago on the shores of Hudson Bay, you've already flown many hundreds of miles south to the shores of New Hampshire, where you'll stop for a quick bite before continuing on your many-thousand-mile-long journey to the west coast of Peru!

On this survey of our New Hampshire coast, join Iain MacLeod, Executive Director of the Squam Lakes Science Center, as we search for a wide array of migrant shorebirds, including Semipalmated, Least, and Pectoral Sandpipers, Dunlin, Red Knot, Whimbrel, Willet, Short-billed Dowitcher, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, maybe a Godwit, and, believe it or not, much more!

This will be our first Kids Only trip! We'll pile in to the Squam Lakes Science Center van and make a number of stops along the New Hampshire coast. Parents, you will have questions! We'll answer them at, or call Henry at (603) 525-3572 for more information. We'll set off from the Hampton Park & Ride (just off Exit 13 from Route 101) at 8:00 a.m., and meet back there at 12:30.