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October Mountain

Saturday, May 25 @ 6:00 am - 11:45 am
Washington Town Park Washington, 01223 United States

Join our annual trip to October Mountain State Forest

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Dunback Meadow

Saturday, May 25 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am

Join us as we explore Dunback Meadows in search of local breeding birds and some late migrant species. Meet at the Clark Middle School parking lot.

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Long Lake Park, Littleton

Saturday, May 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Long Lake Park Harwood Road
Littleton, United States

Join the Boxborough birders as we bird Long Lake Park with Dustin Neild, who installed and manages the Bluebird and Tree Swallows trail here. The purpose of this walk is to observe all species we can find at Long Lake Park, which includes open fields, edge, forest, wetland and marsh habitats. We should see TONS of nesting activity from the trail and perhaps monitor 1-2 nestboxes. The walk will also be a preview to a more focused nestbox management walk…

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Upton State Forest

Saturday, May 25 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Upton State Forest Westboro Rd.
Upton, MA 01568 United States

Please be prepared to walk the forest trails.

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Upton State Forest

Saturday, May 25 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Upton SF 9 Southboro Rd
Upton, MA 01568 United States

We will hike the trails in search of late migrants and woodland breeders.

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Greenstone Hollow

Saturday, May 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
E Granby 27-1 Ridge Blvd.
East Granby, CT 06026 United States

Enjoy a morning walk at a Hartford Audubon sanctuary with shrub, swamp, marsh, wet meadow, pond and wooded habitats.

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Falmouth and Mashpee

Saturday, May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Falmouth – Nickelodeon Cinema 742 Nathan Ellis Hwy
North Falmouth, MA 02556 United States

We will walk in fields and woods and on the beach as we seek our target birds, the state-listed Grasshopper Sparrow and Piping Plover. Co-sponsored by the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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NPS Volunteer Bird Monitoring

Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, June 30
Acadia National Park PO Box 177 
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

The National Park Service is seeking skilled birders to join our Volunteer Breeding Bird Monitoring Program. By volunteering, you’ll be turning your birding hobby into part of a long-term scientific research program that helps the National Park Service better understand the health of bird populations and forested ecosystems. The bird data you collect will be integrated with a regional initiative that will increase our understanding of the status of bird populations across Eastern U.S. national parks.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Sunday, May 26 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Great Meadows NWR Monsen Road
Concord, MA 01742 United States

We'll look for rails and other marsh birds and hopefully have a few surprises as well. 

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Plymouth Beach and vicinity

Sunday, May 26 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Plymouth Beach 391 Ryder Way
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States

Participants should be prepared to walk 5 miles round trip on the beach (Note: The BBC does not drive vehicles on the beach to protect the endangered birds that nest there.) This trip will continue as the Plymouth Airport trip. Target endangered breeding species: Piping Plover, Roseate Tern.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Sunday, May 26 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Plymouth Airport for grassland sparrows

Sunday, May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Plymouth Airport 246 S Meadow Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States

With permission from the airport manager, we will be allowed to go inside the second fence line onto the airport, closed to the general public, in search of the grassland birds which nest at the airport. Note: This trip can be cancelled at any time, without notice, for homeland security reasons! Target endangered breeding species: Upland Sandpiper, Vesper Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow.

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Breeders and Migrants

Monday, May 27 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Middlesex Fells Playstead Road
Medford, 02155 United States

In late May the breeders have settled into the Middlesex Fells. We’ll look for Great Crested Flycatchers, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, Brown Thrashers and a variety of others. This is also the time of year to catch some late migrant species such as flycatchers.

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McLaughlin Woods Migrants, Boston.

Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Boston – McLaughlin Woods McLaughlin Playground Path
Boston, MA 02120 United States

We will search for warblers, vireos, flycatchers, thrushes, tanagers and other colorful travelers at this urban migrant trap located in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. Expeted species include Bay-breasted, Cape May and Chestnut-sided warblers plus rarities seen here such as Gray-cheeked Thrush.

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124th Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2
Quechee / Pine Valley KOA 3700 Woodstock Rd
White River Junction, VT 05001 United States

Join us for the 124th Annual Meeting of the Vermont Botanical and Bird Club on Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Pine Valley/Quechee KOA on the Woodstock Road (RT 4) in White River Junction. We look forward to exploring this part of Vermont from bog to pond and from gorge to farm. We will stay in small groups in rustic cabins with full bath; our meals will be served in the Pavilion Building by Maple Street Catering…

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Minute Man NHP, Concord.

Friday, May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Minute Man NHP – Brooks Village Brooks Village
Concord, MA United States

In the evening this area can be full of the sounds of singing Indigo Buntings, flycatchers, grosbeaks and several thrush species often including Veery. Common Nighthawks can sometimes be seen feeding over the boardwalk. Co-sponsored with Minute Man NHP.

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Barre Falls Dam & Rutland State Park

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Barre Falls Dam Parking Lot Coldbrook Rd.
Barre, MA 01005 United States

After birding the upper field, the trip proceeds by car through a portion of the Ware River IBA. Leaders: Dave Grant, Donna Schilling

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Mount Holyoke to the Quabbin

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Skinner SP 99 Old Mountain Rd
Hadley, MA 01035 United States

Join us for a series of short hikes as we search for Cerulean Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, and Alder Flycatcher. Time will also be taken to enjoy the flora and fauna along the way.

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Trails Day Hike – Bird Walk at Greenstone Hollow Preserve

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trails Day Hike – 2019 Bird Walk at Greenstone Hollow Preserve Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 am – 11:00 am Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hartford Audubon Society’s Greenstone Hollow Nature Preserve for this year’s Trails Day.  The 2-hour, leisurely bird walk will start at 9:00am at the preserve’s entrance.  We’ll travel about 1 ½  miles on trails through mixed woodlands and fields, across wetlands and near ponds.  We will stop frequently to look at and listen to birds. …

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Newburyport and Vicinity

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Newburyport Courthouse 188 State St
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States

We will do a little walking but a lot of birding near our cars in search of migrants.

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Steele Farm, Boxborough

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Steele Farm, Boxborough Hill Road
Boxborough, United States

Join the Boxborough Birders to explore Steele Farm and look for bobolinks, swallows, warblers, and other birds nesting in the fields and surrounding woods.

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Millis and Medfield Breeding Birds

Sunday, June 2 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am
Millis – Paddock Lane 218 Causeway St
Millis, MA 02054 United States

Trying for 50 species again this year, we’ll be walking about a mile and a half, mostly staying on pavement. Boots are not required. Ticks should not be a problem. We’ll be looking and listening for swamp breeders, including Green Heron, Brown Creeper, Northern Waterthrush, and Blue Gray Gnatcatcher.. We may then stop at the Medfield State Hospital fields for grassland and successional breeding birds. We could also make additional stops in Medfield as time allows.

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Springside Park, Pittsfield

Sunday, June 2 @ 7:30 am - 11:45 am
Springside Park Pittsfield, 01201 United States

Will look for resident songbirds and sparrows in a variety of habitats

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Station 43

Sunday, June 2 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
S Windsor 990 Main St.
South Windsor, CT 06074 United States

The trip focuses on finding wetland birds such as Virginia Rail, Sora, Marsh Wren, Least Bittern, Swamp Sparrows, Wood Ducks and more! Wear boots and insect repellant.

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Peregrine Falcons of Boston

Sunday, June 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Boston Public Garden – Charles St. Entrance Charles St.
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Join us on a BBC breeding bird conservation trip. This is an urban safari in search of the powerful Peregrine Falcons that make their home in the man-made “cliffs” of greater Boston. Contact leader 1 week prior to trip for meeting location. Target endangered breeding species: Peregrine Falcon.

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Allens Pond Mass Audubon Sanctuary, Dartmouth

Sunday, June 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Allen’s Pond 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States

This trip is for the marsh sparrows and white-eyed vireo. This is the best spot in Massachusetts to observe both nesting marsh sparrows (Saltmarsh and Seaside) up close and personal. Note: The time is approximate since the leader is completing his breeding bird survey route prior to this trip.

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Larry Nadeau Memorial Walk

Sunday, June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Lewiston, 04240 United States

Join the Stanton Bird Club and the Nadeau family for this annual walk. Leaders Jeri and Gary Maurer will showcase the birds and wildflowers that Larry knew and loved so well. 

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Crane Beach Walk, Ipswich

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Crane Beach 331 Argilla Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States

During this 2-mile walk in the sand we will look for nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and Bank Swallows, as well as evening songsters such as Whip-poor-wills. Prepare for mosquitos.. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club.

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Crane Beach, Ipswich

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Crane Beach 331 Argilla Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States

This two-mile walk in the sand is aimed at nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and Bank Swallows as well as evening singers such as Whip-poor-wills. Be prepared for mosquitoes at sunset. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club.

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Great Meadows NWR, Concord

Thursday, June 6 @ 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States

We will walk easy trails looking for birds and butterflies. Beginners welcome. We’ll move on from there to Nine-Acre Corner with possible extension to Drumlin Farm.

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Summer Bird Count

Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9

Join Hartford Audubon members as we participate in COA’s 22 annual Summer Bird Count. Species and numbers are counted on this 2-day tally within our Christmas Count circle. Bird one day or both and help collect breeding bird data and track species trends for Connecticut.

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Breeding Birds at Sandy Beach

Saturday, June 8 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Sandy Beach Mystic Valley Parkway
Winchester, MA 01890 United States

Sandy Beach (Charles Shannon Beach), a small DCR park at the northern end of the Mystic Lakes in Winchester, attracts a large variety of breeding birds. It is the best local place to see Orchard Orioles.  Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds, Warbling Vireos, Pine Warblers, and Chipping Sparrows are among the species that nest here every year

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Long Lake Park, Littleton

Saturday, June 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Long Lake Park Harwood Road
Littleton, United States

Come tour the tree swallow and bluebird nestboxes at Long Lake Park, with Dustin Neild, who installed this trail in 2015. Since that time, the boxes have been highly successful every year and this walk takes place at the peak of nesting activity, so we're sure to see nests, eggs, hatchlings and nestlings at almost every stage of development while also learning about proper nestbox sites, installation, monitoring and management techniques. No dogs, please, as we will be in sensitive…

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Birds & Breakfast on Mt. Greylock

Sunday, June 9 @ 6:00 am - 11:45 am
Greylock Visitors Center 30 Rockwell Rd.
Lanesborough, 01237 United States

Meet at the Greylock Visitors Center, bird Rockwell Rd. and the summit, followed by breakfast at Bascom Lodge

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Crane Pond, Newbury and Neighbors

Sunday, June 9 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will search for breeding marsh birds such as bittern and gallinule on this BBC conservation trip. We will also keep an eye out for interesting forest birds along the way. Waders may be helpful depending on water levels.

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54th Breeding Bird Census – Wachusett Meadow

Sunday, June 9 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary 127 Goodnow Rd.
Princeton, MA 01541 United States

54th Annual Breeding Bird Census at Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. Optional: Contact compiler in advance to confirm participation and coordinate your route assignment.

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Martin Burns WMA, West Newbury

Sunday, June 9 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Burns WMA – Orchard St Orchard St
Newbury, MA 01922 United States

We will walk on fairly level gravel roads for 2.5 miles looking for breeding birds including Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, and Prairie Warbler.

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Picnic at Northwest Park

Tuesday, June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northwest Park 145 Lang Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095 United States

Join us for a bird walk and the company of our members to kick off the summer! A bird walk will be led at 5:00 when we hope to see orchard orioles, indigo buntings, and bluebirds. Bring a dish of your choice, its serving utensils, and your place setting. The picnic will conclude with a brief meeting.

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Nighthawk Watch

Tuesday, June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College Appian Way
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Help keep track of Keene’s most charismatic endangered bird by joining us for an evening of nighthawk monitoring.

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Myles Standish Forest, Carver

Wednesday, June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Myles Standish Forest 181 Cranberry Rd
Carver, MA 02330 United States

A serene way to end the day with Prairie Warblers and Hermit Thrushes reluctantly giving way to Whip-poor-wills and, perhaps, Northern Saw-whet Owls. Target endangered breeding species: Whip-poor-will.

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Mt. Greylock

Saturday, June 15 @ 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Greylock Visitors Center 30 Rockwell Road
Lanesborough, MA 01237 United States

This will be an exciting trip with the occasional surprise. Mourning Warbler has always been a specialty of this trip. Enjoy the warblers and other neotropical migrants we observed during spring migration. Co-sponsored by the South Shore Bird Club. This trip will end around 3pm, then reconvene for dinner and an evening trip to Post Farm Marsh, Lenox. Target special concern breeding species: Pied-billed Grebe, Common Gallinule, Blackpoll Warbler, Mourning Warbler.

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St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston

Saturday, June 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

A great place to find late summer birds.

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Wachusett Reservoir

Saturday, June 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wachusett Reservoir – Chase Hill Road 1 Chase Hill Road
Sterling, MA 01564 United States

Join us on a BBC breeding bird conservation trip. We will search for nesting Common Loons and Bald Eagles. These birds are familiar winter visitors to our state but they are harder to find during the warmer months when the Common Loon is in its finest plumage. If our searches for the endangered species are successful, there may also be time to look for interesting forest-dwelling species. Target endangered breeding species: Common Loon, Bald Eagle.

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October Mountain

Sunday, June 16 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
October Mountain – Lenox 380 New Lenox Rd
Lenox, MA 01240 United States

This trip has more diversity than the prior day’s as we begin along the Housatonic River WMA and make our way over October Mountain. Multiple habitats make this trip more diversified than the Greylock trip. Co-sponsored by the South Shore Bird Club. Target endangered breeding species: American Bittern, Mourning Warbler.

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Chatham Waters Pelagic – Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 7:15am

Sunday, June 16 @ 7:15 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 7:15am NEW:  Chatham Waters Pelagic Leader: Tom Robben Meet at the dock in Harwich Port, MA. Joint trip with NECWA. Sail a one-day eight-hour trip in the rich ocean waters off Chatham, MA, east of Cape Cod.  Details will be provided at  trips33.blogspot.com. Pre-register with Tom. Contact Tom Robben at robben99@gmail.com if you may be interested in this trip.  

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Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Sunday, June 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park
Rockport, MA 01966 United States

Beginners encouraged. A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable.

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7th Annual Hoffmann Hacker’s Golf Tournament

Friday, June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Donnybrook Country Club 775 Williamstown Rd
Lanesborough, 01237 United States

Deduct one stroke for each bird species identified during the game. All proceeds go to the Hoffmann Bird Club.

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Fruitlands Museum trails, Harvard

Saturday, June 22 @ 7:00 am
Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 United States

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. We will look for resident species including Indigo Bunting, Savannah Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Veery, Blue-headed Vireo, Wild Turkey, American Kestrel, and a variety of warblers. Expect to walk about two miles on trails through meadows and woods, with some steep sections. Prepare for ticks. We will bird at the meeting location for about 30 minutes so any latecomers can catch up.

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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard.

Saturday, June 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 United States

Co-sponsored ith Boxborough Birders. We will look for resident species including Indigo Bunting, Savannah Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Veery, Blue-headed Vireo, Wild Turkey, American Kestrel, and a variety of warblers. Expect to walk about two miles on trails through meadows and woods, with some steep sections. Prepare for ticks. We will bird at the meeting location for about 30 minutes so any latecomers can catch up.

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Vermont’s Forest BirdsWorking Woodlands Workshop

Saturday, June 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP 54 Elm St
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States

The hills are alive with the sound of birds! But what exactly are they telling us? The NPS Northeast Temperate Network has been monitoring bird populations in the park since 2006. Join us for this 2 hour workshop where Ed Sharron, NPS Science Communication Specialist, will share some of the findings revealed by the monitoring and explain how you can get involved in this volunteer run monitoring program. We'll also learn how to identify the songs of some of the…

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