Elks at Bass Rocks
Cape Ann is known to birdwatchers worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds. Loons, grebes, gannets, sea ducks, alcids, and gulls gather in impressive concentrations and variety, and a careful exploration of the area's gorgeous coastal geography is quite likely to turn up such winter bird specialties as our logo bird, the Harlequin Duck.
Working with Mass Audubon, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is planning a weekend filled with opportunity for bird lovers of all skill levels to join expert guides on a tour of Cape Ann's birding hot spots- including a sea trip on the 7 Seas Whale Watch boat the Privateer IV! Hope to see you there!
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Mass Audubon's mission and actions have expanded since our beginning in 1896 when our founders set out to stop the slaughter of birds for use on women's fashions. Today we are the largest conservation organization in New England. Our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, in 90 Massachusetts communities, welcomes visitors of all ages and serves as the base for our work.
To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit www.massaudubon.org.
About the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce promotes the area as a premier, year round destination. The Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend allows the Chamber to highlight Cape Ann's beauty and the wealth of opportunities for birding and outdoor activities in the region.