Events

2017 Events & Things

**All Trip Cancellations will be posted at the top of the web site**

 Small business Saturday, November 30th remember to Shop Small and support your neighbors.

Small business Saturday is all about promoting and supporting your local small businesses. Here at the Bird Store and More, we continue to offer you the best deals on bird supplies as well as great information on attracting and caring for your backyard bird friends.

Please keep our local economy going by buying in your local community. This keeps our local businesses thriving. A good economy is good for everyone!  All our local businesses do their best to provide the excellent service and products. We appreciate your patronage throughout the years.

Night Owl Christmas is December 8th 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Our Annual Night Owl Christmas is Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Come and be a “Night Owl” with us at our Night Owl Christmas Open House.
Join us for some great food, music & gifts. It’s our holiday party for you!
Lori Brooks will be with us this evening performing your favorite
classic hits and more.

Don’t Miss Out! Relax, Shop, and Enjoy an evening with us!

KAYAKS & CHICKEN WINGS
Saturday 9/9/17
5.30pm
Eagleville Dam, Coventry CT

Our annual Kayak birdwatching trip is Saturday September 9, 2017  http://www.willimanticriver.org/recreation/pg_park_eagleville-lake.html
We will be meeting in the parking lot at Eagleville Dam in Coventry CT at 5:30pm.  (Meet at the lot to the right of the dam).
We’ll paddle and bird the river.  There is always plenty of things to see on this trip.
When we are finished paddling we continue on to Bidwell Tavern for chicken wings.
Hope you can join us!  Please send us an email or call the store if you are planning to meet us so we don’t miss anyone.
(There is no fee for the trip but you must purchase your own meal at Bidwell Tavern ~ we usually divide the total by the number in the party so cash is best)

NATURE WALK
Thursday 8/31/17
5 Bridge Rd Rail Trail Entrance
6:15 pm

Meet Dezeree at the Five Bridge Rail Trail parking lot at 6:15. Nature walk to look for birds, bugs, butterflies, moths, frogs, native plants and more. Very casual walk to see whatever is happening right now around us. Feel free to bring binoculars, camera and field guides. You can let us know if you will be attending by email: birdstoreandmore@gmail.com phone:508-347-2473 or clicking “going” on the Facebook event.

OPTICRON OPTICS ~TRY THEM OUT TODAY
Wednesday 4/19/17

8:00 am – Lets Explore the Neighborhood Wednesday Walk

Our Opticron Optics Rep will be joining us for this Wednesday’s Walk.  If you wanted to try some new binoculars or a spotting scope this is your chance!  Michaela will have all the new Opticron Binoculars and the new MM4 Travel Scope for you to try, and she will be available to answer all your optics questions.

 

LET’S EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOOD WEDNESDAY WALKS
4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24
8 – 9:30am

Walks will leave from The Bird Store and More at 8:00am sharp.  We will decide on the location at that time.  You may be surprised to see what is out there.
PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING.  birdstoreandmore@gmail.com or call 508 347-2473.  We will post a notification on the top of our web site if the walks are cancelled.

OPACUM LAND TRUST BIRD WALK – CANCELLED
Thompson Family Preserve
Saturday May 6, 2017
7:00am

Please view Opacum Land Trust web site for further details.

NEW SWEDISH CEMETERY WALK – TIME CHANGED TO 9:00AM
Island Road,
Worcester MA
Saturday May 6, 2017
(7:30 am) TIME CHANGED TO 9:00AM
Meet at the entrance
RSVP by May 4th

Dezeree will be birding the New Swedish Cemetery looking for Spring Migrants.  Meet at the cemetery entrance at 7:30am PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING  birdstoreandmore@gmail.com or call 508 347-2473 by May 4th

 

HOPE CEMETERY SPRING MIGRATION WALK
119 Webster Street Worcester, MA
Tuesday May 9, 2017
7:30 am
RSVP by May 7th

Dezeree will be birding Hope Cemetery looking for Spring Warblers.  PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING  birdstoreandmore@gmail.com or call 508 347-2473 by May 7th if you will be joining her.

SKINNER MOUNTAIN WARBLER WALK
10 Skinner State Park Rd Hadley, MA
Friday May 12, 2017
7:00 am
RSVP by May 10th
Meet at the bottom of the access road

Join us as we look for spring migrants at J.A. Skinner State Park in Hadley MA.  J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke.  The park and access road provides and interesting spot to see our returning migrants. PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING  birdstoreandmore@gmail.com or call 508 347-2473 by May 10th. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/skinner-state-park-generic.html


MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY
Spring Migration Walk
Saturday May 13, 2017
7:30 am
RSVP by May 11th

Dezeree will be Spring Migration bird watching at Mount Auburn Cemetery again this year. She will be meeting folks at the gate at 7:0am. PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING  birdstoreandmore@gmail.com or call 508 347-2473 by May 11th. See the link for more information and directions http://mountauburn.org/visit/

SACHUEST POINT BIRDING – CANCELLED
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, RI
Saturday May 20, 2017
7:00am
RSVP by May 18

Join us for a birding adventure at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, RI. The refuge includes 40 acres of salt marsh lands and steep rocky shorelines around the perimeter. Most visitors enjoy year-round birdwatching, and elevated observation platforms along the trails provide unobstructed views of the refuge. A short distance away at Third Beach is our recently restored salt marsh habitat, a new birding “hotspot” and a favorite of birders and non-birders alike. PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING  birdstoreandmore@gmail.com or call 508 347-2473 by May 18th https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Sachuest_Point/about.html

BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS!

Cost: Coffee and Breakfast!

Having trouble trying to figure out what all those species of birds are under your feeders or around your yard?

We’re glad to help! All that is required is an invitation and a cup of early morning coffee.

Give us a call or stop by the bird store to schedule a time for bird watching and morning coffee. We will come to your house and take a walk around your yard with you to help you to identify all those confusing little birds. You provide the coffee and we will bring our field guides, binoculars and knowledge to help you enjoy your backyard nature even more.

Small Business Saturday is November 25th ~ Shop Local Shop Online!