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Dan Berard – Rhode Island: More Than the Ocean State

Fox Library 175 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

With beautiful sandy beaches, over 20 islands, and some of the best seafood around, Rhode Island certainly lives up to the nickname the Ocean State. Large rafts of ducks, migrating shorebirds and coastal migrant traps bring the focus of many birders to the coast as well but, did you know almost 60% of Rhode Island…

Dunback Meadow

Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St, Lexington

Join us as we search for wintering birds and raptors in the fields of Dunback Meadows. 

Peter Trull: Birds of Paradox – The Life of Terns

Fox Library 175 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Please join us as Peter Trull presents this colorful program about the intimate lives of these graceful and beautiful birds. This presentation is both a photographic journey and an ornithological diary describing the day to day colony life as seen by someone who watched, recorded, photographed and shared data over a period of more than…

Woodcock Walk

Alewife T Station Alewife Station, Cambridge

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.

Greenough Land, Carlisle

Greenough Land Maple Street, Carlisle

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.

Horn Pond, Woburn – Evening

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

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…

Horn Pond, Woburn

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

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

Dunback Meadow

Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St, Lexington

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

Horn Pond, Woburn

Horn Pond - Lake Ave 85 Lake Avenue, Woburn

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

Beaver Brook North

Beaver Brook North Metropolitan Parkway South, Waltham

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

Horn Pond, Woburn – Evening

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

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…

Brooks Estate, Medford

Brooks Estate 255 Grove Street, Medford

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

Members’ Photo Night

Fox Library 175 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Please join the Menotomy Bird Club as we present our Members Photo Night. This presentation is always a favorite each year as our talented members display a wide arrange of photos and stories that show a combination of local birds and mammals, highlights from exotic travel locations, and amazing scenery. Based on the reaction from…

Horn Pond Early Migrants

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

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!

First Warblers at Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach Mystic Valley Parkway, Winchester

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

Charleston and Jamestown, RI

Tower Hill Park n Ride Tower Hill Park&Ride, South Kingstown

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…

Late-risers Walk – Whipple Hill and Locke Farm

Whipple Hill Mullen Playfield, Winchester

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)…

Spring at Horn Pond

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

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

Foss Farm, Carlisle

Foss Farm 1031 Bedford Road, Carlisle

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.

Mt Auburn Cemetery

Mt Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

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…

Middlesex Fells, Lawrence Woods

Lawrence Woods Town Way, Winchester

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

Birding the Western Greenway

Western Greenway Cart Path Lane, Lexington

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…

Horn Pond, Woburn – Evening

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

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…

Dunback Meadow

Join us as we explore Dunback Meadows in search of local breeding birds and some late migrant species. Meet at the Clark Middle School parking lot.

Breeders and Migrants

Middlesex Fells Playstead Road, Medford

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.

Breeding Birds at Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach Mystic Valley Parkway, Winchester

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…

Beaver Brook North and Rock Meadow

Beaver Brook North Metropolitan Parkway South, Waltham

We'll look for warblers in the trees, sparrows in the fields, and hopefully something in the marshes.

Horn Pond, Woburn

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

Join us this evening as we take a walk exploring the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area. The walk will focus on the main pond, accompanying lagoons and marsh areas in search of migrating fall warblers and sparrows in search of Fall Warblers, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting and Eastern Towhee. This part of…

Tanzania: A Wildlife Lovers Dream – Christopher Ciccone

Fox Library 175 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Please join us as fellow MBC member Christopher Ciccone presents “Tanzania: A Wildlife Lovers Dream,”.  If you were with us at our member’s night in the spring, you had a small sample of the photos he took from his first day on the ground in Africa - now he will share with us his photography,…

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Great Meadows NWR Monsen Road, Concord

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful mix of habitats in a relatively small area. There is the possibility to see a large variety of birds here. We will slowly make our way across the central dike looking for waterbirds such as ducks, rails and, herons, then work our way around the edge of the…

Foss Farm, Carlisle

Foss Farm 1031 Bedford Road, Carlisle

We’ll look for fall migrants such as sparrows and raptors in the community gardens and farm fields, including the old piggery, and also explore the wooded wetlands alongside the Concord River. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.

Waltham Street Fields and Beyond

Waltham Street Fields Waltham Street, Lexington

Let’s find some sparrows at the fields, then - who knows?

Middlesex Fells, Lawrence Woods, Medford

Middlesex Fells Playstead Road, Medford

There are still some fall migrants passing through, and it's a great time of year for a hike in the Fells. Join us as we explore the Lawrence Woods section of the Middlesex Fells in Medford, looking for migrating warblers, woodpeckers and raptors.

Exploring Lexington’s Agricultural Fields

Waltham Street Fields Waltham Street, Lexington

The farm fields on Waltham Street in Lexington have yielded some interesting fall migrants in past years. Join us as we search for migrating sparrows, raptors, and maybe even that elusive Dickcissel. If the fields are slow, we'll cross the street to Dunback and try our luck there.

Plum Island in Fall

Parker River NWR Refuge Road, Newbury

Plum Island (Parker River NWR) is one of the top birding spots on the entire East Coast for a reason! We’ll cover the first part by car, stopping at the Salt Pannes and other overlooks to check out the marshes and waterways. Then we will probably spend a good amount of time near the observation tower…

Danehy Park, Cambridge

Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge

*NOTE change in date to October 10.* Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge’s Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club.

Horn Pond, Woburn

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

Join us for a later morning walk exploring the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area. The walk will focus on the main pond, accompanying lagoons and marsh areas in search of migrating fall warblers and sparrows

Horn Pond, Woburn ***CANCELLED***

Horn Pond Sturgis St, Woburn

Join us this evening as we take a walk exploring the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area. The walk will focus on the main pond, accompanying lagoons and marsh areas in search of migrating sparrows and if we are truly lucky, a surprise Dickcissel.

Danehy Park, Cambridge

Danehy Park 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge

Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge's Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Carlisle Cranberry Bog

Carlisle Cranberry Bog 750 Curve Street, Carlisle

We’ll search the area Carlisle’s Cranberry Bog for newly-arrived winter visitors and late fall migrants — waterbirds, raptors and songbirds. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.

Middlesex Fells, Lawrence Woods, Medford

Middlesex Fells Playstead Road, Medford

We’ll look for Hermit Thrushes and other late fall migrants at this wonderful time of the year.

Danehy Park, Cambridge

Danehy Park 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge

Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge's Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Dunback Meadow

Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St, Lexington

Our target bird is the Fox Sparrow, and this is the time and place to find it. 

MYSTIC LAKES BALD EAGLE WORKSHOP Including Discussion of Plumage, Molt, & Aging – Paul Roberts

Fox Library 175 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Over the past five years or so eagle photography has grown dramatically with the surge in our local breeding population. The quality of the photography has gone through the roof, but our understanding of and communications about the eagles have not kept pace. This workshop is intended to increase our understanding of Bald Eagle maturation…

Danehy Park, Cambridge

Danehy Park 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge

Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge's Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Avian Illustration – Avery Whitlock

Fox Library 175 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Please join us for an evening of artistic exploration with local artist, Avery Whitlock.  A Massachusetts-based illustrator specializing in cartoon and ornithological illustration, Avery has been creating illustrations of birds since graduating from Connecticut College in 2015.  In this workshop, Avery will discuss how she discovered her love for avian illustration, before leading a small…

Dunback Meadow

Dunback Meadow / Clark School Brookside Avenue, Lexington

Our target bird is the Fox Sparrow, and this is the time and place to find it. 

Alewife Reservation, Cambridge

Alewife T Station Alewife Station, Cambridge

Join us for some urban birding at Cambridge's Alewife Reservation. We’ll look for winter visitors and whatever else may come our way, a chance to do some advance scouting for the next day’s Christmas Bird Count.

Dunback Meadow

Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St, Lexington

In addition to enjoying our regular winter birds, we'll search for possible unusual visitors such as Redpolls.