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Woodcock Walk

Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alewife T Station Alewife Station
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

We will search the Northwest corner of Cambridge in hopes of seeing, or at least hearing, the American Woodcock's mating display, a traditional New England rite of spring. Meet just outside the Russell Field Alewife exit (not the larger, busier Alewife exits near the buses). Participants may want to bring a flashlight.

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Greenough Land, Carlisle

Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Greenough Land Maple Street
Carlisle, MA 01741 United States

Visit one of Carlisle’s lesser-known Conservation Lands to look for lingering winter visitors and earlier migrants. We may also check out a vernal pool for herps. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.

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Horn Pond, Woburn – Evening

Sunday, March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

Struggling to make our early morning walks? Looking for the other types of birdies on the golf course early morning? Having schedule conflicts? Then join us for an early evening walk at the Horn Pond Conservation Area in Woburn. We hope to find a few early Spring migrants and some of the birds that have wintered over

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Horn Pond, Woburn

Wednesday, April 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

We’ll see which ducks are still around, such as Gadwall and Green-winged Teal and look for early spring migrants, such as Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Field Sparrow, and Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped Warblers

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Dunback Meadow

Saturday, April 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St
Lexington, MA 02420 United States

Early migrants will be our target, particularly Pine and Palm Warblers, but there may also be Phoebes, several sparrows, both kinglets and thrushes

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Horn Pond, Woburn

Monday, April 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Horn Pond – Lake Ave 85 Lake Avenue
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

We’ll see which ducks are still around, such as Gadwall and Green-winged Teal and look for early spring migrants, such as Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Field Sparrow, and Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped

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Beaver Brook North

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Beaver Brook North Metropolitan Parkway South
Waltham, MA 02452 United States

We'll explore the fields, marshes, and woods of this large reservation in Waltham, Belmont and Lexington looking for migrants and early breeders. 

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Horn Pond, Woburn – Evening

Sunday, April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

Struggling to make our early morning walks? Looking for the other types of birdies on the golf course early morning? Having schedule conflicts? Then join us for an early evening walk at the Horn Pond Conservation Area in Woburn. We hope to find a few early Spring migrants and some of the birds that have wintered over

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Brooks Estate, Medford

Wednesday, April 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Brooks Estate 255 Grove Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States

Join us as we explore for early spring migrants. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club

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Horn Pond Early Migrants

Saturday, April 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

We should be able to find several species of swallows, plus phoebes, towhees, and maybe a couple species of warbler. Or, let's find a surprise. Come on, beginners, this is the time to get out before it gets too hectic!

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First Warblers at Sandy Beach

Sunday, April 21 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Sandy Beach Mystic Valley Parkway
Winchester, MA 01890 United States

It's finally spring, and Sandy Beach is a great place to find those early migrants. Among other possibilities, Pine, Palm, and Yellow-rumped Warblers are almost guaranteed

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Charleston and Jamestown, RI

Saturday, April 27
Tower Hill Park n Ride Tower Hill Park&Ride
South Kingstown, RI 02874 United States

For this full day trip, we will bird local hotspots such as Trustom Pond NWR, Card’s Pond Rd, Beavertail State Park, and other locales based on time and which birds are around; our destinations will be dictated by the bird activity. A scope is recommended if you have one. Bringing a packed lunch is recommended as this trip will run beyond noon and not have a set end time; we’ll keep birding as long as we find birds! Due to parking restrictions…

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Late-risers Walk – Whipple Hill and Locke Farm

Sunday, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whipple Hill Mullen Playfield
Winchester, MA 01890 United States

This is a late morning walk. Besides birds, we may encounter some later-rising wildlife, including insects and pond life. Whipple Hill conservation area in Lexington and Winchester includes many habitats within its 130-odd acres. We’ll see what spring has to offer in the woods around Whipple Hill (at 374 feet, the highest point in Lexington) and in the lowland area around Locke Pond. Depending on interest, we’ll also stop at the adjoining 18th Century Wright Locke Farm.

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Spring at Horn Pond

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

Horn Pond offers a variety of habitats with a great variety of both breeding birds and migrants

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Foss Farm, Carlisle

Saturday, May 4 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Foss Farm 1031 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741 United States

We’ll look for early migrants such as sparrows, swallows, raptors and the first of the warblers in the community gardens and farm fields, including the old piggery that is now part of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.

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Mt Auburn Cemetery

Sunday, May 5 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Mt Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

This will be a fun, most likely bird-filled walk through Mt. Auburn Cemetery during spring migration. Along with many songbirds, it is possible to see quite a few waterbirds due to the several small ponds here. The early migrants will have already arrived, and hopefully some of the peak migration will have begun. Potentially we can see: Red-eyed and Warbling Vireo, Baltimore and possibly Orchard Orioles, Indigo Bunting and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and of course many warbler species, flycatchers, sparrows, thrushes, Turkeys, etc. Mt. Auburn in…

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Middlesex Fells, Lawrence Woods

Sunday, May 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Lawrence Woods Town Way
Winchester, 01890 United States

Join us as we explore the Lawrence Woods section of the Middlesex Fells in Medford, looking for migrating warblers, woodpeckers and raptors

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Birding the Western Greenway

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 am
Western Greenway Cart Path Lane
Lexington, MA 02421 United States

The Western Greenway consists of over 1200 acres of interconnected open space in Waltham, Lexington, and Belmont. There has been little documentation of migratory or breeding birds in many parts of the Greenway. We will choose a section in Lexington that most likely few Menotomy Birders know or bird. Amongst our target species we will be checking to see if Blue-winged Warbler returns to an area it has been seen in over the past several years

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Horn Pond, Woburn – Evening

Sunday, May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

Struggling to make our early morning walks? Looking for the other types of birdies on the golf course early morning? Having schedule conflicts? Then join us for an early evening walk at the Horn Pond Conservation Area in Woburn. We hope to find a few early Spring migrants and some of the birds that have wintered over

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Sunday, May 26 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Great Meadows NWR Monsen Road
Concord, MA 01742 United States

We'll look for rails and other marsh birds and hopefully have a few surprises as well. 

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Breeders and Migrants

Monday, May 27 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Middlesex Fells Playstead Road
Medford, 02155 United States

In late May the breeders have settled into the Middlesex Fells. We’ll look for Great Crested Flycatchers, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, Brown Thrashers and a variety of others. This is also the time of year to catch some late migrant species such as flycatchers.

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Breeding Birds at Sandy Beach

Saturday, June 8 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Sandy Beach Mystic Valley Parkway
Winchester, MA 01890 United States

Sandy Beach (Charles Shannon Beach), a small DCR park at the northern end of the Mystic Lakes in Winchester, attracts a large variety of breeding birds. It is the best local place to see Orchard Orioles.  Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds, Warbling Vireos, Pine Warblers, and Chipping Sparrows are among the species that nest here every year

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