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55th Breeding Bird Census – Wachusett Meadow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary 127 Goodnow Rd., Princeton, MA

{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, MA

{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, MA

{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, MA

{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, MA

{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, MA

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

New Braintree and vicinity

Winimusset WMA Hardwick Rd., New Braintree, MA

Explore this beautiful rural area for early-fall migrants. Waterproof footwear is advised for walking in wet grass.

Rauscher Farm

Rauscher Farm, Clinton 29 Clamshell Rd., Clinton, MA

The diverse habitat of Rauscher Farm and adjacent DCR property includes Clamshell Pond, meadows, a .small marsh, power-line cut, and mature oak and hemlock forests. It is an eBird hotspot,…

Bolton Flats WMA & Vicinity

Bolton Flats WMA 342-392 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster, MA

Bolton Flats and nearby Pine Hill Grasslands always host a wide variety of species. Please wear waterproof knee boots!

Westborough WMA

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough, MA

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

Lake Quaboag & Vicinity

Quaboag Pond Parking Lot 166 Quaboag Street, Brookfield, MA

Lake Quaboag can be an excellent spot for waterfowl not usually seen inland. Waterproof footwear is advised for walking in wet grass.

Westborough WMA

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough, MA

Mid-October is a great time to discover uncommon sparrows and warblers in the fields around Lake Chauncy.

Wachusett Reservoir IBA & Vicinity

Wachusett Reservoir River Rd-Thomas St. 98 Thomas St., West Boylston, MA

Locations include River Road/Thomas Basin, Muddy Pond, the Waushacum Lakes, and several Reservoir gates.

High Ridge WMA, Overlook Rd entrance


High Ridge WMA East Gardner Rd., Westminster, MA

We will look for late migrants and new arrivals. This richly diverse habitat includes old fields, mature woods, and wetland areas.

Northborough/Westborough

Casta Diva Restaurant 35 Solomon Pond Rd., Northborough, MA

We will explore fields and ponds around Northborough and Westborough and the Wildlife Management Area.

Westborough WMA

Westborough WMA Big Chauncy Hospital Rd., Westborough, MA

November offers a wide variety of waterfowl stopping at Lake Chauncy during their migration.

Birding Worcester’s Ponds

All Faiths Cemetery 9 Island Rd., Worcester, MA

Discover some of the beautiful natural ponds within the city.

Salisbury State Park and Parker River NWR

Salisbury Beach State Reservation 1 Beach Rd., Salisbury, MA

Several species of seabirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors are present in mid-November at this premier coastal location

Cape Ann

Jodrey Fish Pier 2 State Fish Pier, Gloucester, MA

(DATE SUBJECT TO WEATHER) Wintering saltwater species and much more can be found during this very popular trip. We will stop at Fisherman’s Memorial, Eastern Point, Bass Rocks, Rockport Harbor,…

Lake Quaboag & Vicinity

Quaboag Pond Parking Lot 166 Quaboag Street, Brookfield, MA

We’ll look for the earliest migrants during our first trip of Spring 2022.