Category Archive: Nature Tours

Mar 27

Spring 2015

Hello Sports Fans! That’s right. After being in the doldrums (think 2014 Red Sox) the Merlin Wildlife Tours website has awakened and is raring to go…and I hope you are too! Please browse through the (still being renovated) site for the latest in where to go and what to see.  May our paths cross soon!. …

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Jan 14

Pine Grosbeaks

Pine Grosbeak pic

Pine Grosbeaks nest to the north of New Hampshire and only visit us during the winter. But they do not show up every winter. This winter is a great season for them and they are being seen frequently in crab apple trees in towns and cities. Here is a photo of one near the Concord, …

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Jan 06

Louisiana tour 2012

Louisiana Dec 2012 point and shoot071

The cypress swamps of southern Louisiana harbor amazing wildlife in a striking setting of Spanish Moss festooned trees. Case in point this adult Bald Eagle and the dramatic sunset on our recent tour. Trivia: Spanish Moss is actually not a moss and is related to the Pineapple!  

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May 26

King Eider Highlights Star Island Trip

King Eider - drake

This stunning drake King Eider, first spotted a week ago and re-found on our trip by Chris Borg, was the highlight of a recent day trip to Star Island at the Isles of Shoals. The spring migration is slowing down yet we had a wonderfully pleasant day on the island with a great group of …

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Mar 11

Tuesday Program- Lake Umbagog in the wilds of northern NH

White-winged Crossbills

A (BOAT) TRIP THROUGH TIME WITH THE BIRDS OF LAKE UMBAGOG Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm in Hillsborough at Fox State Forest. In far northeastern NH lies one of the wildest, most bird-filled areas in northern New England, Lake Umbagog. Its bird life has been studied for over 150 years and the fascinating changes will …

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Feb 27

Highlights of Belize Tour February 2012

Ornate Hawk-Eagle

 SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS AS LISTED BY THE GROUP: the entire La Milpa experience especially the wonderful rain forest setting, the wildlife, the facilities, and the people; the marvelous night excursions from the boat trip to the animals to the night sky; the Mayan ruins including the difference between the excavated and unexcavated sites; “my room with …

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Dec 27

A TRIP THROUGH TIME AT LAKE UMBAGOG

In far northeastern NH lies the richest wildlife area in the Granite State- Lake Umbagog. Over 100 years ago William Brewster gave it this almost poetic description “…like many a precious stone, has beauty and charm due to the effectiveness of  its perfect setting amid the majestic mountains and virgin forests that surround it closely …

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