Open World Explorers is a premium provider of birding classes, lessons, and birding tours.  Classes/lessons help beginner and intermediate birders progress in their knowledge, ability, skill, and confidence as a birder.  Trips venture into the full spectrum of Northern New England habitats in search of resident, migrant, and vagrant birds.  Lessons and trips also provide a regular social setting for building  and sharing with a regular community of birding friends and family.  Scheduled group Birding Classes/Lessons and Tours can be found here.

Listed birding prices are per person.

Birding Classes/Lessons

Birding classes/lessons are available for individuals (private) or groups.  Birding classes typically focus on ID practice with visual field marks or songs/calls, and habitat associations.  I assist you toward mastery of a particular ID challenge using a combination of field guides and field observations.  Lessons go beyond the simple ID fieldmarks: Lessons cover the total bird - vocalizations, behavior, ecology, diet, evolutionary relationships, habitats (including tree/plant ID, landform preferences), migration, range, physiology, and anatomy.  Distances greater than 30 miles may incur additional travel or accommodations surcharge (Contact me for quote).

  • Private Class/Lesson - $30/hr (per person); ($125 / 5 hrs can be spread over 5 or fewer days)

​​                          $20/hr for each additional person

  • Private Home Visit - $30 / hr (per person)

​​                          $20/hr for each additional person

  • Group Class/Lesson - $15 / hr
  • Youth (10-15yo) - 1/2 price
  • Sign up to provide information for scheduling a private or group lesson

Birding Tours

Birding tours typically focus on encountering as many different species as possible, or directed search for one or more target species (e.g., lifers, rarities, vagrants).  Pricing for birding trips is variable by trip and time of year.  Links below give information for trips to regular locations.

Birds and Blooms - During Spring and Summer, special tours that combine birding with wildflower identification will be offered. Everyone is invited to share their knowledge on OWE tours.

Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, NH*

Bicknell's Thrush and Spruce/Fir Specialties*

The Bowl*

Fall Hawk Watch

The Fells - Middlesex, MA

Mississippi Kite - Newmarket, NH

Northwood Meadows SP, Northwood, NH

Pack Monadnock (Miller State Park) - Peterborough, NH*

Odiorne Point State Park

Marginal Way - Ogunquit, ME

Plum Island - Newburyport, MA

Seabrook/Hampton Harbor

*Hiking on uneven, rocky terrain, including uphill climb

Weekly Birding Series

The WBS meets every Monday from 6p-8pm beginning in May and running through June. Each week the WBS meets at a different location for birding, ID tips, and coaching. Check the schedule of Coming Events to find the WBS locations. Events are Adult $30 / Youth 10-15yo $15. Email Listers take $10 off.