Sunday, October 8, 2023

Fall Farm Feathers Birding Hike at Appleton


About Fall Farm Feathers Birding Hike at Appleton

Come explore the world of migratory and resident fall birds here at Appleton! Bring your binoculars and join us in searching the property for the stunning variety of birds who make Appleton their home or use it as a waypoint in their journey south. In the trees and sky, we might spot birds of prey, including owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles, alongside hardy songbirds and woodpeckers. In our seasonal ponds and wetland areas we may find colorful waterfowl and elegant long-legged waders. What do our many habitats have to offer different species? We’ll learn about bird identification techniques, anatomy, and adaptations, and how to use field guides and birding apps available to anyone with a smartphone.

This event is family-friendly and welcomes learners of all ages. These hikes and interactive education programs cover less ground to accommodate smaller strides and have more frequent stops to look, listen, and learn from our guides.

Please be aware that we do walk the full time of the event and cover approximately 1-2 miles. As such, adult discretion on your child’s ability to manage this activity is advised. A scope or binoculars is a must; loaner pairs are available on a limited basis.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  • Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary. 
  • Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Carriage Barn & Offices) and park in the lot next to the white Farmhouse / Farm Offices. Overflow parking is located along the drive leading up to the farmhouse between the trees before you cross the 4-way bridge intersection. Please be mindful of roped off areas and no-parking signs.  The group will meet on the front porch of the farmhouse.
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  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of its properties implies consent. See the full policy at
  • Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email for more information. 
  • While you’re here: Don’t forget to stop by our seasonal wood-fired pizza oven open weekends Spring- Fall and visit the Farm Store Tuesday- Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

All are welcome at Appleton Farms, we are excited to host you!

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