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Plum Island

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

We will explore various parts of the Parker River NWR in search of Warblers. Note than entrance fee or pass is required. Restrooms available.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill 293 Moose Hill Pkwy, Sharon, MA

We’ll be looking and listening for migrants along the Billings Loop. Let’s find what Glenn can hear! Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird Club.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA

BBC trips to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge cover one to three miles depending on the leader and conditions. Most pathways are paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

McLaughlin Woods

Boston – McLaughlin Woods McLaughlin Playground Path, Boston, MA

We will walk around McLaughlin Woods, looking mainly for warblers and other migrants. Meet at the baseball field stands, at far eastern end of park.  This is above Fisher Ave.

Cold Spring Park, Newton

Cold Spring Park 1200 Beacon St, Newton, MA

Easy one to two-mile walk through mixed forest and open areas in search of resident and breeding birds.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA

BBC trips to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge cover one to three miles depending on the leader and conditions. Most pathways are paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA

BBC trips to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge cover one to three miles depending on the leader and conditions. Most pathways are paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

Martin Burns WMA

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

Will walk the three-mile loop. No restroom facilities. Target birds: Indigo Bunting, Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, and Olive-sided Flycatcher.

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 surprise or two. The path is flat with a mix of gravel and dirt surfaces with newly added boardwalks on the wetter sections. Boots are…

Late Spring Migrants at Minute Man NHP, Lincoln.

Minute Man NHP – Hartwell Tavern 136 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA

Join me at this undiscovered birding spot which hosts many nesting species and late migrants. Blue-winged Warbler, American Redstart, and Indigo Buntings are regular nesters. Each year brings a few surprises. In past years, around this date, these have included Bay-Breasted Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, and both cuckoos. This is a one mile walk…

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA

BBC trips to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge cover one to three miles depending on the leader and conditions. Most pathways are paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA

BBC trips to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge cover one to three miles depending on the leader and conditions. Most pathways are paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

Eastern Point, Gloucester

Gloucester – Eastern Point (MAS lot) 199 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA

We will walk for three or four hours in the Eastern Point area of Gloucester, mostly on pavement but partly on woodland paths and a field that may be wet. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club.

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard.

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA

Co-sponsored with Boxborough Birders. 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…

Belle Isle Marsh 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 Osprey, breeding and migrating passerines, American Oystercatcher and other specialty shorebirds at this birding hotspot and state Park. Expect to move to different locations by car or bicycle. Prepare for mosquitoes and ticks. Reasonable accommodations for persons…

Arnold Arboretum, Boston

Arnold Arboretum – Peter’s Hill Gate 99 Bussey St, Boston, MA

A two-hour walk suitable for beginners as well as more experienced birders. See the Arboretum website http://arboretum.harvard.edu for directions or to download a checklist of birds.

“Hidden” Nature on the Jamaicaway / Arnold Arboretum

Co-sponsored by Outdoor Afro and the Brookline Bird Club. Pre-registration is required for this walk. Walk leader Kaitlin Smith from Outdoor Afro will story the grounds we traverse by sharing about some of the ecological, culinary, medicinal, and folkloric dimensions of the plants we meet along the way. Walk leaders Bob Mayer and Kathy Dia…

Franklin Park – Scarboro Pond

Boston, Franklin Park, Scarboro Pond Roxbury, MA

We will look for warblers, vireos, and other spring migrants in the Scarboro Pond section of Franklin Park. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Expect to walk up to two miles on paved paths. If you would like loaner binoculars, please contact the trip leader 48 hours in advance. Co-sponsored with the Franklin Park Coalition and loaner…

Allens Pond Mass Audubon Sanctuary, Dartmouth

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

We will hike the Beach Loop and Quansett Trail. Mostly flat trails, but a mix of sandy, rocky, and muddy areas. We will look for migrants and breeders in a variety of habitats. If there is further interest we will continue to other nearby areas for any specialty species of interest.

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 paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

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 paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

Blue Hills, Milton

Blue Hills Reservation Chickatawbut Rd. and Randolph Ave, Milton, MA

We’ll look for breeding Worm-eating Warblers, Prairie Warblers and Indigo Buntings. One to two miles of walking–most trails are good, but we may want to take some steeper and rockier paths.

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 paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

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 paved, but some slopes are steep, and trips often cross rolling lawns. Restrooms available at the gatehouse.

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 surprise or two. The path is flat with a mix of gravel and dirt surfaces with newly added boardwalks on the wetter sections. Boots are…

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 a one-mile walk on paved paths and boardwalk. Insect repellent is suggested.

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 the street from 11 Park Drive). Parking is limited to Boylston Street or Fenway. The garden’s grass walkways are generally even, and can be muddy…

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. We’ll be looking and listening for swamp breeders, including Green Heron, Brown Creeper, Northern Waterthrush, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. We may then stop at the Medfield…

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.

Plymouth Airport for grassland sparrows – Pre-Registration Required

Plymouth Airport 246 S Meadow Rd, Plymouth, MA

This is a series of one to one and a half hour trips offered so COVID-related protocols limiting group size will allow people to enjoy the birds of Plymouth airport. With permission from the airport manager, we will be allowed to go inside the second fence line onto the airport, closed to the general public,…

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 sunset. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club.

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 extension to Drumlin Farm.

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 and state park. Expect to move to different locations by car or bicycle. Prepare for mosquitoes and ticks. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities available…

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 along the way.

Bird Walk in Franklin Park in Celebration of Black Birders Week

Boston – Franklin Park, Shattuck Picnic Grove Boston, MA

Join nature photographer Michael Bryant, a.k.a. Nature Man Mike, Jeannine Laing of Franklin Park Tennis Association, and other park friends in celebrating the third annual Black Birders Week with a bird walk in Franklin Park. Beginners are encouraged to join us! Bring binoculars if you have them. A limited number of loaner binoculars will be available thanks…

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 difficulty of this walk will be adjusted for the attendees and will range from one to two miles with easy to moderate incline on marked…

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.

Special Gallery Talk for BBC Members at the exhibit “Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord” at the Concord Museum

Concord Museum 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA

Time: There will be two sessions at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 11 – THIS IS THE 1PM SESSION Participation: Must be BBC member Registration: Advance registration required, each talk limited to 20 participants, registration closes on Sunday June 5 Cost: Participants will need to pay the regular cost of admission to the museum prior to…

Special Gallery Talk for BBC Members at the exhibit “Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord” at the Concord Museum

Concord Museum 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA

Time: There will be two sessions at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 11 – THIS IS THE 2PM SESSION Participation: Must be BBC member Registration: Advance registration required, each talk limited to 20 participants, registration closes on Sunday June 5 Cost: Participants will need to pay the regular cost of admission to the museum prior…

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. We’ll be looking and listening for swamp breeders, including Green Heron, Brown Creeper, Northern Waterthrush, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. We may then stop at the Medfield…

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 songs and plumage should be a nice bonus on this trip. We will be walking primarily on flat, grassy terrain for a mile or two…

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 restroom facilities.

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. Rain cancels walk.  Location: Drive to the end of Pine Hill Road in Lancaster (not Bolton or Harvard), bear left at the end and park…