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Mt. Auburn Cemetery **CANCELLED**

Mt. Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge

One of New England's top birding locations is Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn St. (Rt. 16), Cambridge.

Westborough WMA **CANCELLED**

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough

Many newly arrived migrant warblers can be expected during our third early-morning hike on the north side of Lake Chauncy.

Quabbin Reservoir Auto Trip **CANCELLED**

Quabbin Reservoir Gate 43 Greenwich Rd., Hardwick

Our annual auto trip, permitted by Massachusetts DCR, takes us inside the gates and over the back roads of East Quabbin. We will make frequent stops to walk or scope the water.

Birding Worcester’s Cemeteries **CANCELLED**

Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester 162 Webster St., Worcester

The mature trees in Worcester's historic cemeteries are irresistible to birds. We will visit Notre Dame, Mt. Hope, and All Faiths.

Westborough WMA **CANCELLED**

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough

Spring migration is at its peak! Don't miss our last early-morning hike on the north side of Lake Chauncy.

Assabet River Nat’l Wildlife Refuge **CANCELLED**

Assabet River Nat’l Wildlife Refuge 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury

This former military installation boasts diverse habitats and easy walking. Bring insect repellent and prepare for a lot of walking.

Upton State Forest **CANCELLED**

Upton State Forest Westboro Rd., Upton

We will search for late migrants and woodland breeders. Please be prepared to hike uneven ground on the forest trails.

Bolton Flats Canoe/Kayak **CANCELLED**

Still River boat access, Bolton 256 Still River Rd., Bolton

Canoe or kayak along the Still River in search of rails, both bitterns, Common Moorhen, as well as various duck species. Joint trip with Brookline Bird Club.

DCR Kristoff Farm **CANCELLED**

DCR Kristoff Farm Merrill Rd., Sterling

We will walk about 1.7 miles on the old farm roads looking for birds of the fields and woodlands.

Barre Falls Dam & Rutland State Park

Barre Falls Dam Parking Lot Coldbrook Rd., Barre

We will bird the upper field then proceed by car through a portion of the Ware River IBA, concluding at Intervale Road, Rutland. Leaders: Donna Schilling, Bobbye Samdahl

55th Breeding Bird Census – Wachusett Meadow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary 127 Goodnow Rd., Princeton

A half-century of data reveals trends in the bird population at Wachusett Meadow. The compilation, with refreshments, begins at approximately 10:00 a.m. Please contact compiler (Dick Knowlton) in advance to confirm participation and coordinate your route assignment.

Birds & Butterflies w/Mass. Butterfly Club

Rte. 56 Worcester Airport overlook MA Rte 56, Leicester

Birds and butterflies with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club. We will also walk the wooded trail from Mulberry St. to Kettle Brook/Manville Street. Close-focus binoculars recommended.

Wachusett Reservoir IBA Census

Wachusett Reservoir Rte 110-Chase Hill Rd 48 MA 110, Sterling

Forbush Bird Club's annual census of the Wachusett Reservoir Important Bird Area focuses on breeding birds including the Common Loons. We will hike shady trails to the Wood Island overlook, then drive to various gates to view the water.

Night Heron Walk

Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester 162 Webster St., Worcester

Night Heron walk (evening)

Nighthawk Watch at Worcester Airport

Rte. 56 Worcester Airport overlook MA Rte 56, Leicester

On muggy August evenings, Common Nighthawks can be seen in flight feasting on flying ants.

Bolton Flats WMA & Vicinity

Bolton Flats WMA 342-392 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster

The weedy fields at Bolton Flats and nearby Pine Hill Grasslands always attract a wide variety of species. Please wear waterproof knee boots.

Lake Quaboag & Vicinity

Quaboag Pond Parking Lot 166 Quaboag Street, Brookfield

{Size limited - prereg. required} We’ll look for the earliest migrants during our first trip of Spring 2021!

Westborough WMA

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough

{Size limited - prereg. required} We will search for early spring arrivals in a variety of habitats and check the ponds and marsh for migrant ducks and swallows.

Bolton Flats WMA & Vicinity

Bolton Flats WMA 342-392 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster

{Size limited - prereg. required} Join us to look for returning ducks, shorebirds, raptors, and much more! WEAR WATERPROOF KNEE BOOTS.

Woodcock Walk

Mass Wildlife Field HQ, Westborough 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough

{Size limited - prereg. required} Walk gentle trails to listen for the Woodcock's unique call and watch its amazing sky dance.

Delaney WMA

Delaney WMA 382 Harvard Rd., Stow

{Size limited - prereg. required} Delaney WMA in Bolton/Stow is an Important Bird Area with a variety of habitats. There’s a shallow lake, a slow-running stream and a marsh, all bordered by mixed conifer/deciduous forest. The grassland area boasts a Bluebird Trail. Some steep terrain!

Celebrate Earth Day at Shrewsbury Parks

Shrewsbury Senior Center 98 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury

{Size limited - prereg. required} Celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with Forbush Bird Club and the Shrewsbury Trails Committee.

Leicester & Paxton

{Size limited - prereg. required} The fields can host Eastern Meadowlark, and warblers find the shrubby woods attractive. We will proceed to Muir Meadow in Paxton and look for birds along the trail to Southwick Pond. Please bring waterproof footwear for the trails at Muir Meadow.

Westborough WMA

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough

{Size limited - prereg. required} We will hike the north side of Lake Chauncy in search of migrant warblers. This is the first of three Thursday morning walks in this very productive area.

Oxford, Dudley & Vicinity

MacDonald's, Sutton Ave., Oxford 26 Sutton Ave., Oxford

{Size limited - prereg. required} We will check the Osprey nest at Greenbrier for these regular breeders and hike trails through varied habitats. Be prepared to hike.

High Ridge WMA, Westminster/Gardner


High Ridge WMA East Gardner Rd., Westminster

{Size limited - prereg. required} This large, historic property includes old fields, mature woods, and wetland areas. Be prepared to walk.

Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester

{Size limited - prereg. required} Explore trails through the Sanctuary at the peak of spring migration. Please be prepared to walk.

Westborough WMA

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough

{Size limited - prereg. required} Spring migration is at its peak! Don’t miss our last early-morning hike on the north side of Lake Chauncy.

DCR Kristoff Farm

DCR Kristoff Farm Merrill Rd., Sterling

{Size limited - prereg. required} We will walk about 2 miles on the old farm roads looking for birds of the fields and woodlands.

Birding Worcester’s Cemeteries

Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester 162 Webster St., Worcester

{Size limited - prereg. required} The mature trees in Worcester's historic cemeteries are irresistible to birds. We will visit Notre Dame, Mt. Hope, and All Faiths.

Assabet River Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Assabet River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury

{Size limited - prereg. required} This former military installation boasts diverse habitats and easy walking. Bring insect repellent and prepare for a lot of walking.

Bolton Flats WMA (part 1 of 2)

Bolton Flats WMA 342-392 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster

{Size limited - prereg. required} Search for rails, bitterns, and shorebirds. (Then proceed to next walk at Pine Hill WMA. Rain date: Friday, May 22

Pine Hill WMA, Lancaster (part 2 of 2)

Pine Hill WMA Pine Hill Rd., Lancaster

{Size limited - prereg. required} After Bolton Flats WMA, walk in Pine Hill WMA for Whip-poor-will and American Woodcock. Rain date: Friday, May 22
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Upton State Forest

Upton State Forest Westboro Rd., Upton

{Size limited - prereg. required} We will search for late migrants and woodland breeders. Please be prepared to hike uneven ground on the forest trails.

Bolton Flats Canoe/Kayak

Still River boat access, Bolton 256 Still River Rd., Bolton

{Size limited - prereg. required} Canoe or kayak along the Still River in search of rails, both bitterns, Common Moorhen, as well as various duck species. Joint trip with Brookline Bird Club - preregister at https://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/tripsevents/

Rauscher Farm

Rauscher Farm, Clinton 29 Clamshell Rd., Clinton

{Size limited - prereg. required} The pond, meadows, marsh, and forest attract migrants passing through and an abundance of our native breeding birds. Please wear footwear appropriate for hiking over rocks and a couple of wet areas.

Barre Falls Dam & Rutland State Park

Barre Falls Dam Parking Lot Coldbrook Rd., Barre

{Size limited - prereg. required} We will bird the upper field then proceed by car through a portion of the Ware River IBA, concluding at Intervale Road, Rutland. Leaders: Donna Schilling, Bobbye Samdahl

55th Breeding Bird Census – Wachusett Meadow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary 127 Goodnow Rd., Princeton

{Prereg required} A half-century of data reveals trends in the bird population at Wachusett Meadow. The compilation, with refreshments, begins at approximately 10:30 a.m. Please contact compiler (Donna Schilling) in advance to confirm participation and coordinate your route assignment.

Birds & Butterflies w/Mass. Butterfly Club

Rte. 56 Worcester Airport overlook MA Rte 56, Leicester

{Size limited - prereg. required} Birds and butterflies with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club. We will also walk the wooded trail from Mulberry St. to Kettle Brook/Manville Street. Close-focus binoculars recommended.

Wachusett Reservoir IBA Census

Wachusett Reservoir Rte 110-Chase Hill Rd 48 MA 110, Sterling

{Size limited - prereg. required} Forbush Bird Club's annual census of the Wachusett Reservoir Important Bird Area focuses on breeding birds including the Common Loons. We will hike shady trails to the Wood Island overlook, then drive to various gates to view the water.

Quabbin Gate 45, Hardwick

Quabbin Reservoir Gate 45 Lyman Rd., Hardwick

{Size limited - prereg. required} We will walk along old woods roads through mixed forest and open fields and visit a beaver pond or two. The varied habitat attracts warbler families and birds in post-breeding dispersal. No restrooms. Note: Exact meeting location and parking details will be given at trip registration.

Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary


Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary 127 Goodnow Rd., Princeton

{Size limited - prereg. required} Look for the earliest fall migrants at Wachusett Meadow