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Fruitlands Museum trails, Harvard

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. We will be looking for early migrants and local avian residents. There may be snow; if so, we will stay close to the main buildings and paved paths. We will bird at the meeting location for about 30 minutes so any latecomers can catch up.

Jenks Land, Acton

Jenks Land, Acton Central Street, Acton

We will look for just-arriving birds (pine warblers, Eastern phoebes, etc.) and early migrants. Trails may be wet.

Boxborough Station, Heron Rookery

Boxborough Station WMA Depot Road, Boxborough

We will look for returning herons, osprey, and ducks at the beaver pond/Wildlife Management Area on the edge of Boxborough and Littleton. If there's extra time, we will stop by Rolling Meadows.

Fruitlands Museum trails, Harvard

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. We will be looking for local avian residents and early migrants. 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.

Fruitlands Museum trails, Harvard

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. We will look for local avian residents and early arrivals. 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.

Boxborough Birders Member Meeting

Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough 427 Massachusetts Ave, Boxborough

Join us for the Boxborough Birders Second Annual Meeting of Members. Keynote speakers Mark Lynch and Sheila Carroll will present 'Bird Migration in Central Massachusetts.' Mark Lynch is a teacher and trip leader for Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary in Worcester. Sheila Carroll has been a devoted birder and photographer for more than 35…

Long Lake Park, Littleton

Long Lake Park Harwood Road, Littleton

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…

Steele Farm, Boxborough

Steele Farm, Boxborough Hill Road, Boxborough

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

Long Lake Park, Littleton

Long Lake Park Harwood Road, Littleton

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…

Fruitlands Museum trails, Harvard

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

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…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. Morning.

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. All the nesting birds will still be around, with good views of young out of the nest being fed by parents: Veery, Indigo Bunting, Catbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Bobolink, Wood Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, and Warblers. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. Morning.

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. We will look for warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors, among many other birds. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods, with some steep sections.

Cisco

Cisco, Boxborough Beaver Brook Road, Boxborough

Looking for fall migrants.

Fruitlands Overlook

Fruitlands Overlook Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

We will be setting up to look for migrating hawks at the overlook on Prospect Hill Road, Harvard - bring your spotting scope if you have one.

Boxborough Birders Annual Speakers Series

The Bobolink Project: Saving Grassland Birds One Acre at a Time. Come learn about an innovative and wildly successful program that helps farmers and protects birds. The Bobolink Project, a joint Mass Audubon and Audubon Vermont program, builds conservation partnership between farmers and bird lovers, and is helping grassland birds to thrive. Online presentation by…