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Autumnal Equinox Walk/ Plum Island Clean-up

Saturday, September 21

Celebrate the beginnimg of the Fall season by birding favorite patches, locally and beyond. Contact leader for details. Call or email no later than September 19.

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Cuttyhunk Island

Saturday, September 21
Cuttyhunk Island Gosnold, MA United States

We will explore the nooks and crannies of this small island hideaway in hopes of finding some avian gems who have taken refuge on their journey south. We have the opportunity to spend a day birding on Cuttyhunk Island specifically looking for fall migrants. We will take an early morning boat over fron New Bedford, and return late in the afternoon. There is a fee for the boat. All birding will be done by foot so wear your best walking…

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Extreme Pelagic trip aboard the Helen H.

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22
Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

From Hyannis to the Hydrographer area with expert leaders. Birds expected: White faced-storm petrel, several species of Shearwaters, jaegers, gannets, gulls, terns, and several species of marine mammals. We also hope to see skuas, Bridled Tern, and other rarities. Anything is possible. Limit: 50 Participants. Cost: BBC members: $310.00, non-members: $335.00. To reserve a space, request a waiver form and obtain further information please email Pelagics@brooklinebirdclub.org.

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Pelagic: Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veach, and Atlantis Canyon area

Saturday, September 21 @ 6:00 am - Sunday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm
Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veach, and Atlantis Canyon area for WHITE-FACED STORM PETRELS, other petrels, several species of shearwaters, jaegers, possible skua, terns and other seabirds and mammals. We have master birders Jeremiah Trimble, Nicholas Bonomo and two others leading these trips. Our boat, from Hyannis is the Helen H. It is a very comfortable, fast, 100-foot fishing boat with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic captain and crew. We use gallons of chum to attract the birds. There are 36 bunks aboard…

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Dunback Meadow

Saturday, September 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St
Lexington, MA 02420 United States

We’ll be looking for migrating songbirds such as Connecticut Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

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Bolton Flats

Sunday, September 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Bolton Flats 376 7 Bridge Rd
Lancaster, MA 01523 United States

This walk will focus on fall migrant landbirds such as warblers and sparrows and any other kind of bird that we may turn up. The path is one or two miles long and is usually dry and grassy, but there may be a few large puddles to negotiate necessitating waterproof boots. Beginners are welcome. Rain cancels walk.

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Plum Island

Sunday, September 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parker River – lot #1 Refuge Rd.
Newbury, MA, MA 01951 United States

We will drive and carpool down the Parker River Refuge in search of shorebirds and fall migrants.

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Plum Island

Tuesday, September 24 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Parker River – lot #1 Refuge Rd.
Newbury, MA, MA 01951 United States

We will be looking for migrating songbirds. We may visit Sandy Point as well, so be prepared to walk on sand.

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, September 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge’s Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club.

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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

Saturday, September 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 United States

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.

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Nahanton Park, Newton and other nearby locations

Saturday, September 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nahanton Park 507 Winchester St
Newton, MA 02461 United States

We will search for sparrows and other fall migrants at Nahanton Park and another location to be determined nearer the date of the trip.

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, October 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge’s Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Wednesday, October 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Outer Cape Cod

Saturday, October 5
Bourne – Commuter Lot, Scusset Beach Rd 7 Meetinghouse Ln
Sagamore Beach, MA 02562 United States

All Day. This trip should record close to 100 species covering Canada Goose through House Sparrow, both of which might be missed. Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird Club.

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Fresh Pond, Cambridge

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fresh Pond – Trader Joe’s 211 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

A two mile walk on paved paths around the pond.

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Gooseberry Neck, Westport

Sunday, October 6 @ 6:30 am - 8:20 pm
Allen’s Pond 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States

First early part of split trip with Allen’s Pond to look for migrants.

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Delaney WMA

Sunday, October 6 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delany WMA – Boat Launch 353 Harvard Road
Stow, MA 01775 United States

We will spend the morning walking 3-4 miles through fields, forests and wetlands looking for migrants and resident birds. Contact leader the night before if rain is predicted.

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Assabet River NWR

Sunday, October 6 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Assabet River NWR 675 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA 01775 United States

Walk the trails of this varied refuge. Be prepared to walk.

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Allens Pond, Dartmouth

Sunday, October 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Allen’s Pond 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States

Can be combined with Gooseberry Neck. We will be birding the Beach Loop, Quansett Trail, and Allen’s Neck Trails of Allen’s Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in search of migrant passerines in the thickets and ocean and marsh birds.

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, October 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge’s Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Thursday, October 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States

We will walk easy trails looking for birds. This is a good time for raptors. Beginners welcome.

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