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.  

Listed birding prices are per person. There may be add-on charges for driving distances greater than 30 miles one way.


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).


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.


Birding Rates

Open Tours may include additional people to your party, and include guests with range of experience - beginners, intermediate and advanced. Group size for open tours typically do not exceed 10 people.

$79 per person for 2-hour guided birding


Private Birding Rates

​Private means the event is closed to additional people outside of your reservation. Booking a Private session allows the client to set the objectives and locations for the session - for examples, photography, seeing as many species as possible, or finding a new lifebird. Persons or parties with narrow or focused birding objectives or requiring additional time should book a private session instead of the Regular Birding Tour.


Per Person Rates for up to 3 persons

1 hour = $79, 2 hours = $109, 3 hours = $149, 4 hours = $189, 5+ hours add $40 per hour


Group Rate  for 4 or more persons

July to April

1 hour = $309, 2 hours = $359, 3 hours = $409, 4 hours = $459, 5+ hours add $50 per hour


May and June

1 hour = $329, 2 hours = $389, 3 hours = $449, 4 hours = $509, 5+ hours add $60 per hour


Request a private lesson or tour for you or a group.

​Youth: Children 10-15 years old  charged at 50% the Adult rate.  Not all events are appropriate for Youth, please inquire before booking youth to birding events. Whenever appropriate, children under the age of 10 years old are free.

Additional charges for travel may be applied.

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Regular Birding Tours (follow links for details and pricing)


Bicknell's Thrush and Spruce/Fir Specialties (available end of May through July)

Birds and Blooms (available May through June)

Fall Hawk Watch (available mid-August through October)

The Fells - Middlesex, MA (available April - July) - Description page for this tour is coming soon

Marginal Way - Ogunquit, ME (available November - March)

Plum Island - Newburyport, MA (available year-round)

Weekly Birding Series (available April - July) - Meets every Monday evening at a different location in northern Massachusetts, southern NH, and southern ME.

Jump to Plum Island Birding,

                Marginal Way Seawalk,

​                Bicknells Thrush Birding,

                Biddeford Pool (Maine)


Birding Tour Cancellation Policy


Birding tours are at the discretion and mercy of Mother Nature. Tours will begin and continue in conditions of misting, drizzle, and light rain ... more than light rain will cancel or truncate an event. Tours may also be cancelled or truncated under conditions where winds are of sufficient strength to move tree branches and sway trunks. Under these windy conditions, birding by ear can be significantly impaired and reduce the birding experience. Events cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances by OWE will be fully refunded, including any deposits collected. Events truncated due to weather or unforeseen circumstances by OWE will be prorated to the next lowest half-hour from the time of tour termination. (Example: A tour begins at 9:20am and is terminated early at 10:50am. The next lowest half-hour is 10:20am, so the client is prorated at 1 hour for the tour. Determinations of cancellations, truncations, and charges are made by OWE and final.)

Birding

OWE Species List Species: 214 - Subspecies: 0 - Forms: 214
Total Records: 214
  Name   Name   Name   Name  
1 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
3 Great Blue Heron
4 Broad-winged Hawk
5 Pileated Woodpecker
6 Eastern Phoebe
7 Great Crested Flycatcher
8 Eastern Kingbird
9 Red-eyed Vireo
10 Blue Jay
11 American Crow
12 Tree Swallow
13 Black-capped Chickadee
14 Tufted Titmouse
15 White-breasted Nuthatch
16 Veery
17 Hermit Thrush
18 Wood Thrush
19 American Robin
20 Gray Catbird
21 Magnolia Warbler
22 Black-throated Green Warbler
23 Prairie Warbler
24 Black-and-white Warbler
25 Ovenbird
26 Common Yellowthroat
27 Scarlet Tanager
28 Eastern Towhee
29 Swamp Sparrow
30 Northern Cardinal
31 Red-winged Blackbird
32 Brown-headed Cowbird
33 American Goldfinch
34 Mourning Dove
35 Downy Woodpecker
36 Brown Creeper
37 Winter Wren
38 Yellow Warbler
39 Yellow-rumped Warbler
40 Song Sparrow
41 Blue-headed Vireo
42 Common Raven
43 Black-throated Blue Warbler
44 Blackburnian Warbler
45 Chipping Sparrow
46 Dark-eyed Junco
47 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
48 Common Loon
49 Spotted Sandpiper
50 Chimney Swift
51 Belted Kingfisher
52 Red-bellied Woodpecker
53 Warbling Vireo
54 Barn Swallow
55 Cedar Waxwing
56 Chestnut-sided Warbler
57 Common Grackle
58 Baltimore Oriole
59 House Sparrow
60 Black-backed Woodpecker
61 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
62 Gray Jay
63 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
64 Bicknell's Thrush
65 Swainson's Thrush
66 Blackpoll Warbler
67 American Redstart
68 White-throated Sparrow
69 Turkey Vulture
70 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
71 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
72 Mississippi Kite
73 Hairy Woodpecker
74 Golden-crowned Kinglet
75 Wild Turkey
76 Boreal Chickadee
77 Red-breasted Nuthatch
78 Bay-breasted Warbler
79 Northern Goshawk
80 Red-tailed Hawk
81 Merlin
82 Common Nighthawk
83 Osprey
84 Bald Eagle
85 Northern Harrier
86 Common Eider
87 Harlequin Duck
88 Surf Scoter
89 White-winged Scoter
90 Black Scoter
91 Long-tailed Duck
92 Red-breasted Merganser
93 Purple Sandpiper
94 Bonaparte's Gull
95 Herring Gull
96 Great Black-backed Gull
97 Great Egret
98 Ring-billed Gull
99 House Finch
100 Gadwall
101 American Black Duck
102 Greater Scaup
103 Red-throated Loon
104 Double-crested Cormorant
105 American Kestrel
106 Killdeer
107 Lesser Yellowlegs
108 Northern Mockingbird
109 European Starling
110 Pine Warbler
111 Palm Warbler
112 Purple Finch
113 Louisiana Waterthrush
114 Least Flycatcher
115 Nashville Warbler
116 Canada Warbler
117 Alder Flycatcher
118 House Wren
119 Northern Flicker
120 Eastern Bluebird
121 Vesper Sparrow
122 Wood Duck
123 Green Heron
124 Semipalmated Sandpiper
125 Sharp-shinned Hawk
126 Red-shouldered Hawk
127 Peregrine Falcon
128 Blue-winged Warbler
129 Bufflehead
130 Common Goldeneye
131 Great Cormorant
132 Rock Dove
133 Snowy Owl
134 Mute Swan
135 Green-winged Teal
136 Snowy Egret
137 Willet
138 Purple Martin
139 Marsh Wren
140 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
141 Brown Thrasher
142 Field Sparrow
143 Northern Shoveler
144 Greater Yellowlegs
145 Northern Parula
146 Prothonotary Warbler
147 Northern Waterthrush
148 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
149 Cooper's Hawk
150 Indigo Bunting
151 Barred Owl
152 Ruffed Grouse
153 Pine Siskin
154 Black-crowned Night-Heron
155 Glossy Ibis
156 Least Tern
157 Eastern Wood-Pewee
158 Least Sandpiper
159 Short-billed Dowitcher
160 Common Tern
161 Bank Swallow
162 Black-bellied Plover
163 Semipalmated Plover
164 Baird's Sandpiper
165 Northern Gannet
166 Wood Stork
167 Sanderling
168 American Wigeon
169 Northern Pintail
170 American Bittern
171 Savannah Sparrow
172 White-crowned Sparrow
173 Clay-colored Sparrow
174 Dunlin
175 Tennessee Warbler
176 Eurasian Wigeon
177 Cape May Warbler
178 Horned Grebe
179 Red-necked Grebe
180 Razorbill
181 American Tree Sparrow
182 Wilson's Warbler
183 Orchard Oriole
184 Acadian Flycatcher
185 Carolina Wren
186 Bobolink
187 Spruce Grouse
188 Olive-sided Flycatcher
189 Black-billed Cuckoo
190 Piping Plover
191 Ruddy Turnstone
192 Blue-winged Teal
193 Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
194 Sora
195 Rough-legged Hawk
196 Least Bittern
197 Willow Flycatcher
198 Philadelphia Vireo
199 Mourning Warbler
200 Fox Sparrow
201 Pied-billed Grebe
202 White-rumped Sandpiper
203 Long-billed Dowitcher
204 Brant
205 Lapland Longspur
206 Snow Bunting
207 Horned Lark
208 Glaucous Gull
209 Short-eared Owl
210 Long-eared Owl
211 Common Redpoll
212 Eastern Screech-Owl
213 Black Skimmer
214 American Pipit
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  Printed: 7/12/2021 6:08:03 AM Birder's Diary - www.BirdersDiary.com - v5.0.54 Page 1 of 1 OWE Species List

Listing of all species found on OWE birding trips