THE 2022 CSVW ANNUAL BIRD WALK Led by Christine Costello, USFS
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 CSVW Annual Bird Walk will be held: Saturday • May 14, 2022 • 7:30am and we can hardly wait! There is something for everyone at this annual event and we hope you will join us …
If you are already familiar with our terrific walking/hiking trails, you may also like the added experience of actively watching & listening for birds on a guided nature outing.
Enjoy group activities? Each year our group of early morning “bird walkers” has grown in numbers with 2021 being our largest group ever!
Already a birdwatching enthusiast? Please! Come and share your knowledge with us and perhaps learn a few new tips from our walk leader, Christine Costello of USFS and from others in the group.
Do you like surprises? There is (almost) always a surprise “guest star” that we identify using clues from their songs, location, and of course through binoculars. In years past, we have been thrilled to have seen Scarlet Tanagers, Spotted Sandpipers, a Solitary Sandpiper, large numbers of Eastern Bluebirds, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, … and the always beautiful but often elusive warblers!
Let’s talk! This year following the program, CSVW will offer light refreshments on the back porch of The Chapman House where we can compare notes and talk about the species we just encountered on the beautiful sanctuary acreage.
The CSVW Annual Bird Walk is one of our FAVORITE events at Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods and we are proud to be able to offer this educational, outdoor experience for FREE to both CSVW Members and the public. We are so fortunate to have Christine Costello of the U.S. Forest Service share her knowledge of the many birds in our area again this year and we look forward to the day. Thank you, Christine!
Additional information and what to bring:
Bring binoculars if you have them
Birding notebook or journal
Bug repellent & sunscreen
Meet in the upper parking area 740 Mt Israel Road • Center Sandwich, NH
Event is FREE! and open to the public
MARK YOUR CALENDARS • WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE CSVW ANNUAL BIRD WALK!
Have a look at our past events and DON'T MISS THE NEXT ONES !
WHAT A HOOT! THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL "EYES ON OWLS" EVENT!
Wow! What a fun and informative program we all shared thanks to Mark & Marcia Wilson from EYES ON OWLS!
The day was warm, but a terrific audience from near and far gathered inside the Sandwich Fairgrounds Arts & Crafts building on Saturday, August 21. With doors open wide there was plenty of fresh air and space to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.
The Eyes on Owl program offered us all a chance to see live and up close a variety of owls including Barred Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Great-horned Owl as well as the world's largest owl, the Eurasian Eagle Owl. Also in the entourage was a gorgeous, rarely seen American Kestrel! Everyone was delighted to be in the presence of these animals and learn about their feeding and behavioral habits. The enthusiastic crowd got a kick out of imitating some of the owl’s hoots and calls, but none could compare to the Wilson’s perfect mimicry...what a treat!
Mark & Marcia Wilson have an incredible amount of experience and knowledge of owls and raptors, and everyone learned something new. The owls (who are not able to survive on their own in the wild) were just BEAUTIFUL and so fortunate to be in the care of these outstanding naturalists.
If you attended this fantastic event, we thank you and hope you had a great experience! There are many thanks to go out, but we at Chapman Sanctuary & Visny Woods would especially like to thank:
Marcia & Mark Wilson of EYES ON OWLS
The Sandwich Fair Association for the use of the Arts & Crafts Building
Our CSVW Members & Donors
An EXTRA special thank you to our Anonymous Donor for funding this event
2021 CSVW ANNUAL BIRD WALK Led by Christine Costello of USFS Saturday • May 15, 2021 • 7:30am 740 Mt Israel Road • Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
The weather was absolutely perfect and we had a record 18 guests in attendance! Thanks so much to everyone who came out bright and early to be part of this year’s event.
2020 CSVW ANNUAL BIRD WALK Led by Christine Costello of USFS Saturday • May 16, 2020 • 7:30am 740 Mt Israel Road • Center Sandwich, New Hampshire
This terrific program is one of the highlights of the year at CSVW and we were so pleased to be able to offer it again in 2020. We hope you will join us next year!
2019 ANNUAL BIRD WALK Led by Christine Costello of USFS Saturday, May 25, 2019
This event is always a favorite and we are excited to offer it again this year! Join us at CSVW for a fun and educational walk through the trails, gardens and Teacup Lake. Expert birder Christine Costello of USFS will lead the way and share her knowledge of the many warblers and other birds that return to Chapman Sanctuary each spring. Participants will learn to identify birds both by sight and through individual bird calls. Topics discussed include species preferred habitat, food source, nesting and more!
We were thrilled to have a few new faces join us last year and hope to see a few more when we hit the trails and welcome back the warblers!
Make sure to put this fantastic and fun event on your Spring calendar - it is always great experience!
WILDFLOWER / POLLINATOR WALK led by Sarah Zuccarelli July 7, 2018
CSVW's Sarah Zuccarelli led a large group through the forest trails and fields in exploration of the hundreds of species of wildflowers, plant life and pollinators at the sanctuary.
2018 CSVW ANNUAL BIRD WALK led by USFS Christine Costello May 12, 2018 This annual event is a CSVW favorite!
CSVW 2017 ANNUAL MEETING November 11, 2017 The CSVW Annual Meeting was held at the Benz Center in Center Sandwich, NH.
Thank you all for coming! We enjoy continued member and community attendance and hope you can join us at the 2018 CSVW Annual Meeting!
HONEY BEE PRESENTATION Presented by Athena Contus July 16, 2017
CSVW ANNUAL BIRD WALK 2017 led by USFS Christine Costello May 27, 2107
UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING September 16, 2016 The United Way had volunteers at CSVW for the day providing trail maintenance and working in the gardens as part of their Day of Caring program. THANK YOU UNITED WAY!
PERENNIAL GARDENS WALK led by Sarah Zuccarelli July 9, 2016
EDUCATIONAL BIRD WALK led by Christine Costello June 6, 2016
WOODLANDS WILDFLOWER WALK led by Sarah Zuccarelli May 28, 2016
CUB SCOUT PACK 369 Boy Scouts from Moultonborough at the Chapman Sanctuary February 27, 2016