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Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA

A search for late migrants, including Mourning Warblers. BBC trips to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge cover one to three miles depending on the leader and conditions. Most pathways are…

Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge

Fresh Pond – TD Bank 235 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA

An easy, approximately two-mile walk on paved paths around the pond.

Martin Burns WMA, West Newbury.

Martin Burns WMA – Orchard St Orchard St, Newbury, MA

We will walk the three-mile loop. No restroom facilities.

Roslindale Wetlands Urban Park

Roslindale Urban Wetland 23 Coniston Rd, Roslindale, MA

A small but mighty urban wild that offers a variety of habitat. Expect to see a variety of woodpeckers, resident birds, warblers and other migratory species as well as a…

Evening Walk at Minute Man NHP, Lincoln.

Minute Man NHP – Brooks Village Brooks Village, Concord, MA

This area is great for late migrants and nesting species. Our target species will include Alder and Olive-sided Flycatchers, as well as nesting Blue-winged Warbler and Indigo Bunting. This is…

Dunback Meadow, Lexington

Dunback Meadow – Clark Middle School entrance 17 Stedman Rd., Lexington, MA

Our target birds will be late migrants including Mourning Warbler and flycatchers. Be prepared to walk three to five miles. Meet at the Clark Middle School parking lot.

Fenway Victory Gardens

Boston – Fenway Victory Gardens 11 Park Drive, Boston, MA

Please join us for a walk around Boston’s beautiful and historic Fenway Victory Gardens in search of late migratory and resident birds. Meet at the flagpole inside the garden (across…

Millis and Medfield Breeding Birds

Millis – Paddock Lane 218 Causeway St, Millis, MA

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.…

Great Meadows national Wildlife Refuge – Concord

Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd, Concord, MA

Rails and Least Bittern are our main targets. Note that entrance fee or pass is required. Duck stamps and entrance passes will be accepted.

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Crane Beach 331 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA

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…

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd, Concord, MA

We will walk easy trails looking for birds and butterflies. Beginners welcome. Note that entrance fee or pass is required. We’ll move on from there to Nine-Acre Corner with possible…

Belle Isle and vicinity

Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street, Boston, MA

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for Saltmarsh Sparrow, shorebirds, terns and breeding marsh birds at this birding hotspot…

Mount Holyoke to the Quabbin

Skinner SP 99 Old Mountain Rd, Hadley, MA

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…

Allens Pond Mass Audubon Sanctuary, Dartmouth

Allen’s Pond – Beach lot 1284 Horseneck Rd, Westport, MA

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.…

Salem Woods

Salem Woods MA

Listen Carefully. An afternoon walk in the woods. With the trees full of leaves and thickets as dense as ever, we will focus on birding by ear. The distance and…

Myles Standish State Forest, Carver – Evening

Myles Standish Forest 181 Cranberry Rd, Carver, MA

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

Pine Hill Grasslands

Pine Hill Road Grasslands 999 Pine Hill Rd, Bolton, MA

We will hike a sandy/gravelly field area for grassland breeding sparrows and warblers including Grasshopper Sparrow, and wait until sunset for whip-poor-wills.

Millis and Medfield Breeding Birds

Millis – Paddock Lane 218 Causeway St, Millis, MA

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.…

Norfolk Airport

Norfolk – Norfolk Airport MA

This former airfield now provides habitat for endangered grassland breeding birds. We hope to find both Grasshopper Sparrow and Eastern Meadowlark on territory in these fields. Bobolinks’ bold and unusual…

Martin Burns WMA, West Newbury

Martin Burns WMA – Orchard St Orchard St, Newbury, MA

We will walk on fairly level gravel roads for 3 miles looking for breeding birds including Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, and Prairie Warbler. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club. No…

Plum Island

Parker River – lot #1 Refuge Rd., Newbury, MA, MA

We will explore various locations on the Refuge in search of breeding birds. Note that entrance fee or pass is required. Restrooms available.

Pine Hill Road Grassland

Pine Hill Road Grasslands 999 Pine Hill Rd, Bolton, MA

This trip will focus on finding some of the unusual birds that nest at Pine Hill – Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow and Eastern Whip-poor-will. Easy walk over flat sandy roads.…

Mt. Greylock

Mount Greylock Visitors Center 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA

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…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

Co-sponsored with Boxborough Birders. 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.…

Belle Isle and vicinity

Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street, Boston, MA

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for raptors, shorebirds and resident wading marsh birds at this Birding Hotspot and…

October Mountain

October Mountain – Lenox 380 New Lenox Rd, Lenox, MA

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…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, MA

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

25th Annual Weekend Trip to the Rangeley Lakes Region

This trip will concentrate on Maine’s boreal specialties including Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Philadelphia Vireo, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, and Bicknell’s Thrush and 20+ species of…

Pine Hill Road Grassland

Pine Hill Road Grasslands 999 Pine Hill Rd, Bolton, MA

In June, this wonderfully preserved grassland is alive with the songs of breeding Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrow, which are state listed as threatened species. Prairie Warbler, Indigo Bunting, and American…

Ashby & Townsend

We’ll explore for nesting warblers, juncos, sapsuckers, and probably butterflies & dragonflies, possibly into early afternoon. Possible sites include Willard Brook State Forest, Townsend State Forest, and Mt. Watatic. Some…

Downeast Maine Puffin and Boreal Species Trip.

Join us on our annual trip to Machias area in Downeast Maine to see Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, and Arctic Terns. We also tour beautiful coastlands and boreal forests…

Summer Solstice Saunter

Leader’s Choice

Celebrate the beginning of the summer season by birding favorite patches, locally and beyond