Ecotourism “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.”  NBS Ecotours are led by knowledgeable NBS Education staff.  The cost includes transportation and snacks. Please dress for the weather, bring a lunch, and binoculars.


Fall Migration Birding Ecotour (September)

Saturday, September 8th (6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
$70 Members / $80 Non-members

Join Norman Bird Sanctuary for an engaging Fall Migration Ecotour along the coast of Massachusetts. If that sounds like a broad area, you’re right!  NBS naturalists will be monitoring migration reports to focus in on a productive day of autumn birding at its best.

This is a beautiful time of year to see waves of migrating birds as they make their way down the Atlantic flyway. Experienced and beginner birders alike are welcome on this itinerary designed to hit several birding hotspots and a variety of habitats in the area. Be on the lookout for raptors, shorebirds, and droves of swallows among other species. Please dress for the weather, and bring a bag lunch and reusable water bottle. Snacks and water refills are provided.

• Space is limited—register soon to secure your seat!
• Binoculars and cameras are encouraged.
• NBS will have a spotting scope available.
• Transportation is provided—the van will stop along the way for short walks in various habitats.
• Please be on time. We plan to depart NBS no later than 6:30 am.

Questions are welcome. Please email for additional information.


Winter Rarities Ecotour (January)

Registration opens in November 2018!

Hop into the NBS van for a day trip that hits several birding hot spots throughout the region.  Coastal New England is known for large number of rare birds visiting in the winter months.  The itinerary is planned to coincide with current sightings reports, so participants have the best chance of spotting rare winter migrants.

Spring Migration Ecotour

Spring Migration Ecotour (May)

Registration opens in February 2019!

May is an exciting time to see droves of migrating warblers, raptors, shorebirds, and other species. Hop into the ‘Bird Van’ and hit the best birding hot spots throughout southern New England. Your birding guides plan the day trip around current sightings reports, so you have the best chance of spotting rare spring migrants.