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Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Winter Birding led by Brittany Hoffnagle

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With the changing of the seasons, there is a changing of the birds present in our area as well. Enjoy a bird walk focusing on discovering where the migrant visitors spend their winter. We will walk along the Cape Cod Canal to observe birds we only get to enjoy during the colder months on Cape Cod. We will meet in front of the Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center near the Sandwich Marina. Dressing in warm layers is encouraged, along with binoculars.

Brittany Hoffnagle is an Environmental Scientist at the Woods Hole Group where she assists with coastal vulnerability assessments and completes a variety of geospatial analyses using ArcGIS. Her interest in birds started when she was an outdoor education intern at the Delaware Nature Society. She has participated in several bird banding and bird behavior projects which include the monitoring of nesting bald eagles and their habitat use in Rio Verde, Arizona, the capturing and banding of coastal migratory birds in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and the understanding of the biodiversity, habitat use and bird population dynamics in Mindo, Ecuador.