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Pine Hill Grasslands

Pine Hill Road Grasslands Pine Hill Road, Lancaster, 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 Pine Hill Road, Lancaster, 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…

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…

Pine Hill Road Grassland

Pine Hill Road Grasslands Pine Hill Road, Lancaster, 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…

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

Summer Solstice Walk

Leader’s Choice

Celebrate the beginnimg of Summer by birding favorite patches, locally and beyond.

Quabbin Reservoir

Quabbin Reservoir – Gate 10 235 Daniel Shays Hwy, Pelham, MA

Join Glenn on a 5-to-6-mile walk through a very birdy area with species ranging from Broad-winged Hawk to Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, and lots…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

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,…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Beginners encouraged. A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Chance of seeing nesting Green Herons. Boots advisable. Co-sponsored by DCR.

Plymouth Beach

Plymouth Beach 391 Ryder Way, Plymouth, MA

We will walk the beach for shorebirds and nesting terns. Shorebird migration should be in full motion. Terns should be feeding almost-fledged young. Co-sponsored with the SSBC and Friends of…

Middlesex County Native Plant Walk

Join us on August 9th, 8-10 AM, for a walk along the trails in this eastern Middlesex County location, as we focus on the wildflowers that are blooming in the…

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

We will walk easy trials looking for birds and butterflies. Shorebirds and early fall migrants are expected. Beginners welcome. Note that entrance fee or pass is required.

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

We will search for resident migrant birds and as well as shorebirds. Note that entrance fee or pass is required.

Hellcat, Parker River NWR

Shorebirds, Herons, & Swallows. Bring a chair, bug spray, and water. Trip runs until dark.

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

We will walk slowly looking for rails, shorebirds, wading birds, and migrating Common Nighthawks. Note that entrance fee or pass is required.

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

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

Overnight Pelagic Trip from Hyannis MA to Hydrographer Canyon Area

Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St, Hyannis, MA

Overnight pelagic trip to Hyrdrographer Canyon area. Join the BBC on the Helen H out of Hyannis, MA to search for pelagic birds. We expect to reach warm Gulf Stream…

Shore Birding around Boston

Stops may include Belle Isle Marsh, The Key, Revere Beach, and Winthrop. We will not be carpooling so participants must have their own cars.

Nighthawk Watch at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

Join us for a pleasant evening of watching nighthawk migration along the Nashua River valley. Bring a lawn chair or a camp stool. This trip is co-sponsored with the Friends…

Overnight Pelagic Trip from Hyannis MA to Hydrographer Canyon Area

Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St, Hyannis, MA

Overnight pelagic trip to Hyrdrographer Canyon area. Join the BBC on the Helen H out of Hyannis, MA to search for pelagic birds. We expect to reach warm Gulf Stream…

Nighthawks at Minute Man NHP

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

We will begin with a pleasant one-mile walk on graded paths and boardwalks observing locally nesting species like Baltimore Oriole, Cedar Waxwing, Indigo Bunting, various flycatchers, and possibly some early…

Oxbow NWR, Harvard

We will walk about three miles on easy, leveled dirt paths while searching for migrant and late breeding songbirds. We will also look for late blooming wildflowers such as closed…

Pine Hill Grassland

We will spend the morning walking 3-4 miles through fields and forests mostly on a gravel road looking for post-nesting birds and early migrants. Contact leader the night before in…

Plum Island

Beginners and those with limited mobility welcome. There is an entrance fee for Parker River NWR.

Plum Island

We will be looking for Shorebirds and Fall migrants. We will drive and walk to various places on the Refuge. Note that an entrance fee or pass is required.

Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area, Lancaster

Bolton Flats 376 7 Bridge Rd, Lancaster, MA

This walk will focus on fall migrant landbirds such as warblers and sparrows and any other birds that we may discover. The leveled dirt trail is about two miles long…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

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

Plum Island

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

Charles River Esplanade

Boston – Charles River Esplanade MA

We will walk along the Charles River Esplanade from the Longfellow Bridge upriver looking for birds on both land and water. We hope to see a range of fall migrants…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

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.

Autumnal Equinox Walk

Leader’s Choice

Celebrate the beginnimg of the Fall season by birding favorite patches, locally and beyond.

Delaney WMA, Stow

We will spend the morning walking 3-4 miles through fields, forests and wetlands looking for post-nesting birds and early migrants. Contact leader the night before in case of rain prediction.…

Outer Cape Cod

Bourne – Commuter Lot, Scusset Beach Rd 7 Meetinghouse Ln, Sagamore Beach, MA

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.