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Foss Farm–East, Durham

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East Foss Farm
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
East Foss Farm webpage
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Foss Farm — East, Durham
Coordinates: 43.1251035, -70.9392463
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Tips for birding Foss Farm
Foss Farm is located on Mill Road, Durham. From US-4 and NH-108 north of Durham, go south less than a mile to the intersection with Main Street, and turn left, staying on NH-108. After 1 block turn right onto Mill Pond Road, which will become Oyster River Road after a few blocks. Go until it ends at Mill Road, turn left.

For East Foss Farm, go just a block or two to Foss Farm Road. Turn left and go .3 mile to a dirt road opposite the sign for Stevens Way. Park along the road, and walk back along the dirt road a long block to an information sign, where several trails split. The trail to the right goes to the power line.

The area is an abandoned farm owned by the University of New Hampshire and bisected by railroad tracks into separate East and West areas. East Foss Farm is heavily wooded, though one trail has some power line right-of-way. West Foss Farm, after about .5 mile through the woods, has a large field, which has the remnants of an abandoned 1950s/1960s era communications facility.

Birds of Interest
Spring/summer/fall birding. East Foss Farm: a wide variety of passerine woodland birds in the woods, power line, and edge birds (including several warbler species) along the power line.

About East Foss Farm
East Foss Farm, located on Foss Farm Road in Durham, New Hampshire, is a 164-acre tract of land managed for multiple uses, including teaching, research, wood production, and wildlife. There are seven major habitat types within the East Foss Farm property: clear cut, early successional, mature hardwood, mature softwood, riparian, and wetland/shrub swamp. East Foss Farm is frequently visited by UNH faculty and student body to observe the different forest management techniques that have been used on this land. There is also a trail system which is nice to take a little stroll and observe the various wildlife residents.
From East Foss Farm webpage