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CANCELLED – Plum Island

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

Due to the anticipated weather, this trip has been CANCELLED.  

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge

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. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Birding Sketchcrawl – Fall Series ***CANCELED***

Leader’s Choice

Come and bird/sketch favorite patches around Essex and Middlesex Counties. Contact leader for details. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Nahanton Park, Newton and other nearby locations – Preregistration Required

Nahanton Park 507 Winchester St, Newton

We will search for sparrows and other fall migrants at Nahanton Park and a possible other location to be determined nearer the date of the trip. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Wachusett Reservoir, Clinton – Preregistration Required

Wachusett Reservoir – Dam 283 Boylston St, Clinton

We will visit Wachusett Dam, the North Dike, South Bay, and perhaps other spots in search of waterfowl, raptors, and land birds. Bald eagles are often seen here. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-2 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Fresh Pond, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Fresh Pond – Trader Joe’s 211 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge

A two mile walk on paved paths around the pond. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Beginners encouraged. A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. The walks are co-sponsored by Halibut Point State Park. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-2 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge

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. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Brookline Bird Club 2020 Annual Meeting and Lecture – Preregistration Required

Virtual via Zoom MA

The BBC annual meeting is going virtual! This year’s event will include a BBC business, news, and a bit of bird fun. The evening will culminate with guest speaker, Donald Kroodsma, professor emeritus of ornithology at the University of Massachusetts. Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist Once you are attuned, I would claim, every singing bird…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard – Preregistration Required

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

We will look for fall migrants and resident birds. Expect to walk about two miles on trails through meadow and woods, with some steep sections. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Boston Nature Center, Mattapan – Preregistration Required

Boston Nature Center 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan

Explore this urban oasis for sparrows and other possible fall migrants like Dickcissel and Blue Grosbeak. We will take an easy walk through varied habitats. Co-sponsored with the Boston Nature Center. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-2 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge

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. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery – Preregistration Required

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

Early November is often a time of year for fall lingerers, winter arrivals and often a surprise or two. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-2 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Fresh Pond, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Fresh Pond – TD Bank 235 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge

An easy 2-mile walk through pondside meadows and forest. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Leader’s Choice–South of Boston – Preregistration Required

Leader’s Choice – South of Boston

The trip leader will monitor recent sightings and select the birdiest spots. Contact leader after November 24 for details on the meeting time and location. Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird Club. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Dunback Meadow, Lexington – Preregistration Required

Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St, Lexington

We will look for wintering birds including raptors and may travel to nearby areas in Waltham, Lexington and Belmont depending on recent reports. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Midweek Hunt for Alcids and Seabirds – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Join us for a mid-week hunt for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Cape Ann – Preregistration Required

Gloucester – Fisherman’s Monument Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, 60 Western Ave, Gloucester

We will search for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. Cosponsored with the Essex County Ornithological club. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Cape Ann – Preregistration Required

Gloucester – Fisherman’s Monument Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, 60 Western Ave, Gloucester

We will search for alcids and other wintering seabirds. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Arnold Arboretum, Boston – Preregistration Required

Arnold Arboretum – Main Gate 125 Arborway, Boston

Start your 2021 year list off on this easy 90-minute walk from the main gate to the ponds and back. In addition to looking for winter birds we will admire the Arboretum’s impressive woody plant collection. See the arboretum website at arboretum.harvard.edu for directions and a checklist of birds. NOTE: This trip requires all participants…

Midweek Hunt for Alcids and Seabirds – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Join us for a midweek hunt for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. In case of bad weather, contact the leader the day before the trip. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Charles River, Watertown – Preregistration Required

Watertown Dam on the Charles River Charles River Greenway, Watertown

An easy ~2-mile walk along the Charles River Greenway in Watertown, with a chance to see over-wintering waterfowl on the river. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

A peaceful winter walk in Mount Auburn is always a pleasure and you never know what you might see. Sapsuckers and Red-breasted Nuthatches are regulars. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-1 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Salisbury to Newburyport – Preregistration Required

Newburyport Courthouse 188 State St, Newburyport

We will start at Salisbury State Park, then bird along the Merrimack River, and end up on the Parker River NWR. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-2 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Brookline Bird Club 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting – Preregistration Required

Virtual via Zoom MA

AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: From 19th Century Conservation Action to 21st Century Community Science What is the Audubon Christmas Bird Count? How and why did it begin, and how has it changed over its 120-year history? The CBC, like the Breeding Bird Survey, is one of the longest-running examples of Community (Citizen) Science. Learn how…

Dunback Meadow, Lexington – Preregistration Required

Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St, Lexington

We will look for wintering birds, including raptors. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-4 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Newburyport and Vicinity – Preregistration Required

Newburyport – Municipal Parking 50 Ferry Wharf, Newburyport

NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-5 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

A peaceful winter walk in Mount Auburn is always a pleasure and you never know what you might see. Sapsuckers and Red-breasted Nuthatches are regulars. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-6 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Midweek Hunt for Alcids and Seabirds – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Join us for a midweek hunt for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. In case of bad weather, contact the leader the day before the trip. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-7 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Cape Ann – Preregistration Required

Gloucester – Fisherman’s Monument Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, 60 Western Ave, Gloucester

We will search for alcids and other wintering seabirds. The leader will contact the participants with the details on the day before the trip. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-8 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Scituate to Plymouth – Preregistration Required

A total of 70 species is routine on this trip. We should be able to find a combination of land birds, freshwater ducks, and ocean birds with relatively little driving. Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird Club. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-9 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Cape Ann – Preregistration Required

Gloucester – Fisherman’s Monument Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, 60 Western Ave, Gloucester

We will search for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-10 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Plum Island – Preregistration Required

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

In case of weather problems, please check with leader by February 5 at the latest. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-11 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-12 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Cohasset to Marshfield – Preregistration Required

Cohasset – Wheelwright Park 204 N Main St, Cohasset

We will be seabirding and looking for waterfowl as we work our way down the coast, driving from spot to spot with little walking. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-13 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Midweek Hunt for Alcids and Seabirds – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Join us for a midweek hunt for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. In case of bad weather, contact the leader the day before the trip. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-14 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Woodcocks at Meriam’s Corner – Preregistration Required

Concord – Meriam’s Corner 751 Lexington Rd, Concord

American Woodcocks are regular visitors to the fields of Minute Man NHP each spring. Listen and watch for this unusual bird’s courtship display. We will walk about 1/4 mile on boardwalk and wide trail but woodcocks can often be heard and seen from the parking lot. Families are welcome; children should be able to observe…

Woodcock Walk at Nahanton Park, Newton – Preregistration Required

Nahanton Park – Nature Center 471 Nahanton St, Newton

Join us at sunset to hopefully hear and see the mating sky dance of the Woodcock. Activity should begin around 7:15 p.m. and last for about an hour. Call trip leader if there’s rain or snow cover. Very little walking required, flashlight recommended; no dogs. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport – Preregistration Required

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-17 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Woodcocks at Alewife – Preregistration Required

Alewife Boston Transit Alewife Station, Cambridge

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. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-18 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord – Preregistration Required

Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd, Concord

We will look for early migrants, waterfowl, and waders. Conditions may be wet; boots advised. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-21 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Blue Hills – Preregistration Required

Blue Hills Reservation Chickatawbut Rd. and Randolph Ave, Milton

This trip consists of several short (1-mile) hikes (the first is rather steep) to look for Turkey Vultures, Pileated Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, and early-arriving Eastern Phoebes and Pine Warblers. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-22 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Blue Hills Woodcock Walk in Fowl Meadow – Preregistration Required

Blue Hills Reservation Chickatawbut Rd. and Randolph Ave, Milton

We are usually successful in seeing the Woodcock’s mating flight, and last year saw its mating display. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail that may be wet. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-23 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip