Experience the Evening with the Swallows and Egrets – A Spectacular Wildlife Event!

Program Name: Evening with the Swallows and Egrets Date: Thursday, August 24 Time: 5:00 p.m. until dark Meeting Place: Hellcat Wildlife Observation Area tower on dike

Dear Nature Enthusiasts,

Mark your calendars for a great event at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, free of charge! The Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are delighted to invite you to an enchanting “Evening with the Swallows and Egrets” on Thursday, August 24. This captivating educational program promises an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of Plum Island.

Witness a Mesmerizing Wildlife Spectacle:

As the sun sets over the refuge, large numbers of Tree Swallows grace us with their presence. These remarkable birds gather in awe-inspiring swarms, numbering in the thousands, before continuing their journey to winter ranges in the southern United States and Central America. Imagine being immersed in the grandeur of this natural phenomenon as you witness the graceful dance of the swallows against the backdrop of a picturesque sunset.

A Gathering of Egrets:

In addition to the mesmerizing Tree Swallows, we’ll have the privilege of observing the elegant Snowy and Great Egrets as they make their way to the refuge for their nighttime roosts. These majestic birds create an awe-inspiring sight, and this is a unique opportunity to witness their remarkable behavior up close.

An Event for All Nature Lovers:

Whether you’re a seasoned birdwatcher or just starting your journey into birding, this program is perfect for participants of all ages and ability levels. Our experienced leaders, Bill Gette and Doug Chickering, will be there to guide and enrich your experience.

What to Bring:

  • Protection from insects and sun
  • Plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Binoculars to enhance your observations

Note: Friends volunteers will have a few pairs of binoculars and a telescope available for participants to share, ensuring everyone can fully enjoy the wildlife wonders.

Join Us for Free:

Thanks to the generous support of the Friends and refuge staff, the “Evening with the Swallows and Egrets” event is free of charge. This program aims to celebrate the beauty of nature and raise awareness about the importance of preserving our refuge and its inhabitants.

RSVP: Not Required – Drop-in Program:

There’s no need to reserve your spot; simply show up at the Hellcat Wildlife Observation Area tower on the dike. Feel free to bring friends and family to share in this magical experience!

Date & Time: Thursday, August 24 Starting at 5:00 p.m. and continuing until dusk

Leaders: Bill Gette and Doug Chickering

Come, Connect, and Contribute:

Engage with nature in its purest form and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for wildlife and conservation. We hope you’ll join us for this inspiring event as we celebrate the marvels of the natural world.

For any inquiries or more information, please contact us at friends@parkerriver.org.

We look forward to spending an enchanting evening with you at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge!


Friends of Parker River NWRwww.parkerriver.org