Airbnb Bird-Watching Experiences in New Hampshire and Massachusetts Look Super Interesting
I've said it before, and I will say it again: birds are cool.
The older I get, the more I notice, appreciate, and want to identify birds.
On a very related note, did you know that in addition to sharing places to stay, Airbnb offers "experiences", kind of like excursions?
Being on the Seacoast allows for a variety of experiences in both ocean and mountain form. Two experiences I have noticed recently are bird-watching excursions.
And this does make sense. There are TONS of birds that are native to the Seacoast and rely on the ocean/marshes for their food, populating needs, etc.
Bird-Watching Experience #1: Rye, New Hampshire.
The Coastal New Hampshire Birdwatching is available for two hours of bird-watching at Odiorne Point State Park, a very popular birding destination.
According to the Airbnb description,
Odiorne Point is situated on the ocean and at the mouth of the historic Piscataqua River. With binoculars and scopes provided, your 2-hour guided tour will bring you into safe viewing distance to a fantastic diversity of birds. Over 300 species have been recorded here. Your guide will lead you to birding hotspots and view points for locating, observing, and identifying the refuge's diverse birds. Identification by birdsong and call lessons is also offered. We will attempt to build a large list of species that we will be submit to the eBird online database.
This experience is available for $79 per person.
Bird-Watching Experience #2: Plum Island, Massachusetts.
This experience takes place along the Parker River NWR on Plum Island, another birding hot spot.
This trip is also two hours and, according to the Airbnb hosts' description,
I will lead you to birding hotspots and view points for locating, observing, and identifying the refuge's diverse birds. I will let you identify the birds yourself, or provide identification tips or answers depending on your preference. Identification by birdsong and call lessons is also offered. We will attempt to build a large list of species that we observe and this list will be submitted to the eBird database of bird observations for scientific usage.
This birding experience price is a little more expensive at $99 per person.