New Hampshire
Monadnock Birding and Mammals and Treasures of Conservancy
Quintessentially New England, New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock region offers a wealth of Colonial-era history, culture and natural sites that inspire learning and exploration.
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Program No. 21650RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Renew your mind, body and spirit in the picturesque town of West Swanzey, New Hampshire. Travel to the scenic shores and tree-laden hills of Swanzey Lake to discover the perfect environment for learning and relaxation. In this peaceful setting, venture into the New Hampshire wilderness to commune with nature. Learn from experts how to spot local birds like the Bald Eagle and learn the habits of mammals and other remarkable wild creatures in the area. Throughout the experience, shed new light on the nature conservation movement through enlightening lectures, interviews and field trips.
Activity Level
Walking about one mile a day, and prolonged standing while performing birding observations.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Embark on expert-led field trips to the New Hampshire countryside to learn how to identify local birds like Bald Eagles and Purple Finches.
  • Through expert presentations and easy walks, examine the remarkable mammals of the Monadnock region and become an observant tracker.
  • Discover a newfound connection to the land as you learn about the mission and process of nature conversation.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens joined the Monadnock Conservancy as a conservation project manager in 2006, and was promoted to executive director in 2008. He completed his master’s degree through the Field Naturalist Program at the University of Vermont, where he studied natural resource inventory and interpretation with an eye to apply science and communication to land conservation challenges. Prior to that, he worked in nonprofit development with The Wilderness Society in Boston. He holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where he studied ecology and environmental studies. In addition to his professional work, Ryan is a member of the Chamber Singers of Keene, and enjoys identifying plants, pondering overgrown cellar holes and baking sourdough bread. He lives with his wife and son in Walpole.
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