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Interior Plymouth County

Bridgewater 485 Pleasant St, Bridgewater

We will explore the area around Middleborough andBridgewater and search for any rarities found on the recent Christmas Bird Count.

Sea Birds in Winter- A Workshop

Wildlands Trust 675 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth

Winter seabirds include a rich assortment of waterbirdspecies ranging from sea ducks, loons, and gulls, to fulmars, gannets, and alcids. Chilling winds, stormy seas, and blinding precipitation can sometimes make seabird identification challenging, and glare and lighting conditions can often distort viewing clarity. Despite these characteristics winter sea birding can be exciting and often rewarding,…

Death March

Sagamore Park & Ride 1 Canal Pl, Sagamore Beach

Mid-winter is an ideal season to see a plethora of seafowl,unusual gulls, alcids, as well as traditional visitors such as Snow Bunting and possibly even a Northern Shrike or Snowy Owl.

Plum Island & vicinity

Plum Island & vicinity Refuge Rd, Newbury

Expect to find wintering ducks and raptors

North Quabbin

Ernie will scout and the trip will go to places in the NorthQuabbin area with the most potential. We will look for wintering birds, hopefully including winter finches. Call for meeting place and time.

Scituate to Plymouth

Scituate to Plymouth 125 Church St, Pembroke

A full day of exploring, starting with the thickets ofMarshfield, then the coast from Scituate south to Plymouth to check out the ponds for wintering ducks, perhaps ending the day looking for owls. 70 species are possible.

Mid-Cape Cod

Sagamore Park & Ride 1 Canal Pl, Sagamore Beach

We will spend the day exploring the mid-Cape Cod area.Locations include: Craigville Beach, Bell's Neck Conservation Area, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and Sandy Neck Beach. We will look for gulls, sea ducks and any recent rarities seen in this area.

Cape Ann

Cape Ann 97 Atlantic Rd, Gloucester

Join us as we search for the wintering birds of CapeAnn, including gulls, alcids, and sea ducks. If there are any rarities around efforts will be made to find them. We will explore Cape Ann, stopping at both known and poorly known birding locations.

Fairhaven

Fairhaven 14 Plaza Way, Fairhaven

Explore the thickets and bays of Fairhaven. We couldsee the beginnings of spring migration, as blackbirds should be back on the south coast of Massachusetts.

Hockomock Swamp

West Bridgewater Park & Ride 9 Pleasant St, West Bridgewater

Explore various places in the Hockomock Swamp, taking time to talk about the history, legends, and natural history of the area.

Interior South Shore Localities

Shaw's Plaza, Hanson 476 Liberty St, Hanson

A search for early spring migrants, including waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, and early passerines.

Migration and Mammals, Provincetown

Sagamore Park & Ride 1 Canal Pl, Sagamore Beach

Many species are on the move, whether coming, going, or just passing through - not only birds but mammals like N. Right Whales. We'll head up to Race Point in Provincetown and see what's out there. Afterward, we'll grab some lunch and slowly migrate our way back, visiting other locations on the Outer Cape along…

Member’s Night Photo Share

Museum of American Bird Art 963 Washington St, Canton

Load your best, funniest, fondest encounters with birds on a USB stick and share those moments with us! Time is limited to 10 minutes per person. Contact Nate or Shawn to get instruction on how to show pictures. Mass

Timberdoodles

Bird Street Conservation Area 99 Bird St, Stoughton

Come watch American Woodcock display behavior at Bird Street. Water resistant shoes or boots recommended. *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Revere Beach

Revere Beach Revere Beach Blvd, Revere

Early April sees the arrival of a few interesting species along the coast. The focal point will be on Manx Shearwaters, but we will also search for recently arriving Piping Plovers, which nest here. Most of the wintering waterfowl will still be around and we will carefully scan the flocks of gulls for "goodies."

World’s End, Hingham

World's End 199 Martin's Lane, Hingham

Spring is in the air with early migrants and permanent residents singing and displaying. Note: This is a Trustees of Reservations property, with a fee for nonmembers.

Squantum, Quincy

Mosswetusset Hummock 440 East Squantum St, Quincy

We will look for the first of the season egrets and shorebirds including American Oystercatcher. Early land bird migrants like swallows, raptors, and blackbirds will make the morning interesting. The whole suite of wintering waterfowl will still be in attendance. This is also the time of year when N. Gannets come into the bays from…

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon

Looking for migrants along the Billings Farm Loop. Nice place to work on your "birding by ear" skills. Let's find what Glenn can hear! *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon

Looking for migrants along the Billings Farm Loop. Nice place to work on your "birding by ear" skills. Let's find what Glenn can hear! *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Wompatuck State Park 204 Union St, Hingham

A search for the first wave of migrants and summer breeding birds

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Wompatuck State Park 204 Union St, Hingham

Join Sally for a pre-work romp through Wompatuck in search of migrants and summer residents.

Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area, Hanson/ Halifax

Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area 2 Hawks Ave, Hanson

Burrage has incredibly unique and diverse habitats that may host an equally diverse array of birds. We'll spend the day exploring every nook and cranny of this large WMA to see how many species we can come up with.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon

Looking for migrants along the Billings Farm Loop. Nice place to work on your "birding by ear" skills. Let's find what Glenn can hear! *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Wompatuck State Park 204 Union St, Hingham

A search for the first wave of migrants and summer breeding birds

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Wompatuck State Park 204 Union St, Hingham

Join Sally for a pre-work romp through Wompatuck in search of migrants and summer residents.

Turkey Hill, Weir River Farm and Whitney-Thayer Woods

This 4-mile loop through three contiguous properties boasts large numbers of migrants and breeders. Conditions permitting, expect to see a variety of warblers, as well as orioles, vireos, swallows, and tanagers.

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Plymouth

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary 60 Beaver Dam Rd, Plymouth

Explore Tidmarsh through the morning. Plan to walk at least 3 miles exploring part of the 479 acres of wetlands, woods, and grasslands of this Mass Audubon sanctuary in Plymouth. Note: this is a joint walk for SSBC and the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon

Looking for migrants along the Billings Farm Loop. Nice place to work on your "birding by ear" skills. Let's find what Glenn can hear! *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Wompatuck State Park 204 Union St, Hingham

Join Sally for a pre-work romp through Wompatuck in search of migrants and summer residents.

Bird Banding Demo – Manomet, Plymouth

Manomet 125 Manomet Pt Rd, Plymouth

We will spend about two hours exploring the area between Manomet and Holmes Farm looking for spring migrants. After, we will travel up to Manomet headquarters for a presentation on the work done by Manomet scientists, including a net run and a banding demonstration.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon

Looking for migrants along the Billings Farm Loop. Nice place to work on your "birding by ear" skills. Let's find what Glenn can hear! *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

The Patty O’Neill Remembrance Walk

Fowl Meadow - Blue Hills Reservation 1339 Brush Hill Rd, Milton

We will walk on flat trails, which can be very muddy; rubber boots are a good idea! Bring bug spray as mosquitoes can be pesky in this forested floodplain with remnant marsh. Migrants should still be around, breeders include Blue-winged Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Rosebreasted Grosbeak among others.

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Wompatuck State Park 204 Union St, Hingham

Join Kathy for a pre-work romp through Wompatuck in search of migrants and summer residents.

Medfield/Millis

McDonald's Millis 808 Main St, Millis

Spend the morning exploring local patches in Medfield and Millis, looking for passerines and marsh birds in a variety of habitat. Locations include Causeway Street in Millis, the Medfield State Hospital grounds and other lesser-known patches. A mix of species can be expected, including Yellow-throated Vireo and the possibility of rails and other marsh inhabitants.…

Plymouth Day Part 1

Plymouth Beach 391 Ryder Way, Plymouth

We will look for shorebirds. Nesting terns should be setting up nest sites with accompanying courtship flights.

Plymouth Day Part 2

Plymouth Airport 246 S Meadow Rd, Plymouth

With permission of the airport manager, we will get onto the airport grasslands inside the fences to look and listen for Grasshopper, Vesper, Field, and Savannah Sparrows as well as Upland Sandpiper. Note: This trip may be canceled due to homeland security issues. *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Holly Hill Farm/Wheelwright Park, Cohasset

Wheelwright Park 200 N. Main St, Cohasset

This is a mostly forested habitat interspersed with small farm fields. This park is very close to the coast and has been a productive place for spring migration. We'll be on the lookout for the later arriving passerines, concentrating on warblers and flycatchers.

Willow Brook Farm Preserve, Pembroke

Willow Brook Farm Preserve 99 Baker St, Pembroke

This former farm, owned by Wildlands Trust, is now a mix of open fields, thickets, and woodlands. This property has a well-maintained trail system and an observation tower overlooking a large wetland area. We will search for warblers and other spring migrants.