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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Saturday, March 23 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States

We will look for early migrants, waterfowl, and waders. Conditions may be wet; boots advised.

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Newburyport and Vicinity

Saturday, March 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Parker River HQ 6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States

We will visit Plum Island, areas along the Merrimac River and West Newbury in pursuit of early migrants.

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Woodcocks at Alewife

Sunday, March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alewife Boston Transit Alewife Station
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

We will search the northwest corner of Cambridge in hopes of seeing, or at least hearing, the American Woodcock’s mating display, a traditional New England rite of spring.

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Blue Hills

Saturday, March 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Blue Hills Reservation Chickatawbut Rd. and Randolph Ave
Milton, MA US

This trip consists of several short (1-mile) hikes (the first is rather steep) to look for Turkey Vulture, Pileated Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, and just-arriving Easstern Phoebes and Pine Warblers.

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Newburyport and Vicinity

Saturday, March 30 @ 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 close to our cars in search of migrants

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Blue Hills Woodcock Walk in Fowl Meadow

Saturday, March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Hills Reservation Chickatawbut Rd. and Randolph Ave
Milton, MA US

We will visit Fowl Meadow in hopes of seeing, or at least hearing, the Woodcock’s mating display, a traditional New England rite of spring. To reach the meadow, we will hike 1 mile on a flat trail that may be wet.

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Horn Pond, Woburn

Wednesday, April 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Horn Pond – Sturgis St 98 Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

Let’s see what ducks are stilll around such as Gadwall and Green Winged Teal and look for early Spring migrants such as Eastern Phoebe, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Field Sparrow and early warblers such as Palm, Pine and Yellow Rumped. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club.

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Horn Pond, Woburn

Monday, April 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Horn Pond – Lake St 93 Lake Ave
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

Let’s look for early Spring migrants such as Eastern Phoebe, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Field Sparrow and early warblers such as Palm, Pine and Yellow Rumped. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Thursday, April 11 @ 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 residents and early migrants. Take Rt. 62 to Monsen Road in Concord. We’ll move on from there to Nine-Acre Corner with possible extension to Drumlin Farm.

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SPRING MEETING–NOAH STRYCKER

Thursday, April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Geological Lecture Hall 24 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

BIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS: AN EPIC WORLD BIG YEAR In 2015, Noah became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single year. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and “Delhi Belly,” skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a small backpack, Noah enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than…

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Westboro Wildlife Management Area

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Westborough – Town Beach 60 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581 United States

We will hike at an easy pace through easy to moderate trails in search of early spring arrivals in a variety of marsh, field, and woodland habitats. We will check the ponds and marsh for any migrant ducks and swallows. Anyone may hike either or both sections. We will hike the eastern trails until around 10 a.m. then go over to the western trails until around 1 p.m.

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Hawk Watching Workshop and Field Trip, Newburyport

Sunday, April 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Joppa Flats 1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States

Co-sponsored with the Eastern Mass Hawk Watch. This is a workshop discussing spring hawk migration at Plum Island. Following the workshop (depending on weather conditions), we’ll head over to Plum Island Lot #1, where we will have a chance to put our skills into practice at one of the most significant spring hawk watching sites on the East Coast. There is a $10 fee for the workshop, or you can join the field trip alone at 11:30 (free). Those who…

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Mount Auburn Cemetery

Wednesday, April 17 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Brooks Estate, Medford

Wednesday, April 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Brooks Estate – Grove St 266 Grove St
Medford, MA 02155 United States

Let’s see what early spring migrants we can find. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club

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Fruitlands Museum trails, Harvard

Saturday, April 20 @ 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 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.

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Fruitlands Museum trails, Harvard

Saturday, May 18 @ 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 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.

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Crane Beach Walk, Ipswich

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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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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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