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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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Bolton Flats WMA & Vicinity

Bolton Flats WMA 342-392 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster

{Size limited - prereg. required} In late September, the weedy fields attract a wide variety of species. Please wear waterproof knee boots.