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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.

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.

Rock Meadow and Beaver Brook North

Rock Meadow – Belmont 300 Mill St, Belmont, MA

Come join us for an early autumn walk at Rock Meadow and Beaver Brook North. We will explore the gardens looking for migrant warblers and sparrow, as well as walking…

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.

Fenway Victory Gardens Fall Bird Walk

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 fall migrating and resident birds. Meet at the flagpole inside the garden (across…

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation & 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, native sparrows, finches, herons, and egrets. Expect to move to different…

Allens Pond, Dartmouth

We will be birding the Beach Loop, Quansett Trail, and Allen’s Neck Trails of Allen’s Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in search of migrant passerines in the thickets and ocean and marsh…

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

We will walk easy trails looking for birds. This is a good time for raptors. Beginners welcome. Note that entrance fee or pass is required.

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

Join us as we walk on easy paths around the refuge impoundments in hopes of finding fall migrants such as waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and sparrows. Note that entrance fee or…

Ricci Field Conservation Land, Lincoln MA

This is often a great place for fall sparrows including Savannah, Field, White-crowned and Lincoln’s as well as other migrants. This will be a two-mile walk. A scope may be…

Plum Island

We will be walking the North Pool dike as well as visiting other spots. Note that an entrance fee or pass is required.

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation & 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, native sparrows, finches, herons, and egrets. Expect to move to different…

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.

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 fall migrants and resident birds. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods, with some steep sections.

Cold Spring Park, Newton

An easy walk on flat trails. We will look for fall migrants and resident birds. Cosponsored with the Newton Conservators.

Boston Nature Center, 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…

Fresh Pond, Cambridge

This is roughly a two mile-walk on a level, paved path around the pond.

Westborough WMA in Two Parts

Westborough – Town Beach 60 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA

Part 1: 7:30 AM -10:15 AM / Part 2: 10:30 AM -1:00 PM. We will hike at a slow pace through mild moderate trails in search of sparrows and other…

Pelagic, Hyannis MA to Nantucket Shoals

Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St, Hyannis, MA

A great time of year to get offshore. We often find masses of sea ducks around Nantucket Sound, with lingering shearwaters over the shoals and a chance for alcids. Limited…