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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, September 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

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.

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Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Thursday, September 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
YMCA Auburn 167 Stetson Rd
Auburn, 04210 United States

The Stanton Bird Club is pleased to offer Guided Bird Walks in the Lewiston / Auburn area. All walks are free and open to everyone, beginning naturalist to advanced birder. Walks are led by Stan and Joan DeOrsey, who identify and comment on birds seen and heard.

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Autumnal Equinox Walk/ Plum Island Clean-up

Saturday, September 21

Celebrate the beginnimg of the Fall season by birding favorite patches, locally and beyond. Contact leader for details. Call or email no later than September 19.

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Cuttyhunk Island

Saturday, September 21
Cuttyhunk Island Gosnold, MA United States

We will explore the nooks and crannies of this small island hideaway in hopes of finding some avian gems who have taken refuge on their journey south. We have the opportunity to spend a day birding on Cuttyhunk Island specifically looking for fall migrants. We will take an early morning boat over fron New Bedford, and return late in the afternoon. There is a fee for the boat. All birding will be done by foot so wear your best walking…

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Extreme Pelagic trip aboard the Helen H.

Saturday, September 21 - Sunday, September 22
Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

From Hyannis to the Hydrographer area with expert leaders. Birds expected: White faced-storm petrel, several species of Shearwaters, jaegers, gannets, gulls, terns, and several species of marine mammals. We also hope to see skuas, Bridled Tern, and other rarities. Anything is possible. Limit: 50 Participants. Cost: BBC members: $310.00, non-members: $335.00. To reserve a space, request a waiver form and obtain further information please email Pelagics@brooklinebirdclub.org.

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Pelagic: Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veach, and Atlantis Canyon area

Saturday, September 21 @ 6:00 am - Sunday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm
Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veach, and Atlantis Canyon area for WHITE-FACED STORM PETRELS, other petrels, several species of shearwaters, jaegers, possible skua, terns and other seabirds and mammals. We have master birders Jeremiah Trimble, Nicholas Bonomo and two others leading these trips. Our boat, from Hyannis is the Helen H. It is a very comfortable, fast, 100-foot fishing boat with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic captain and crew. We use gallons of chum to attract the birds. There are 36 bunks aboard…

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Dunback Meadow

Saturday, September 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Dunback Meadow Dunback Meadow, 30 Allen St
Lexington, MA 02420 United States

We’ll be looking for migrating songbirds such as Connecticut Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo, and Lincoln’s Sparrow.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Saturday, September 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Great Meadows NWR Monsen Road
Concord, MA 01742 United States

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 pools to look for birds of the surrounding forest, including migrating warblers. The Concord River and farm fields behind it can also offer some surprises. Fall migration…

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Bolton Flats

Sunday, September 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Bolton Flats 376 7 Bridge Rd
Lancaster, MA 01523 United States

This walk will focus on fall migrant landbirds such as warblers and sparrows and any other kind of bird that we may turn up. The path is one or two miles long and is usually dry and grassy, but there may be a few large puddles to negotiate necessitating waterproof boots. Beginners are welcome. Rain cancels walk.

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Plum Island

Sunday, September 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parker River – lot #1 Refuge Rd.
Newbury, MA, MA 01951 United States

We will drive and carpool down the Parker River Refuge in search of shorebirds and fall migrants.

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Foss Farm, Carlisle

Sunday, September 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Foss Farm 1031 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741 United States

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.

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Pack Monadnock Raptor Release Day

Sunday, September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory Miller State Park
Peterborough, NH United States

Join us for the special send-off of a rehabilitated migratory bird of prey! This annual event is timed to coincide with the peak of the Broad-winged Hawk migration, so bring your binoculars and hope to witness a spectacle.

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Plum Island

Tuesday, September 24 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Parker River – lot #1 Refuge Rd.
Newbury, MA, MA 01951 United States

We will be looking for migrating songbirds. We may visit Sandy Point as well, so be prepared to walk on sand.

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September 24, 2019 – Swallow Spectacle Paddle – Tuesday – 4:30 PM

Tuesday, September 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Leader  David Zomick Swallow Spectacle Paddle Tuesday Eve September 24th   4:30 PM Pilgrim Road boat launch We will paddle leisurely  in  Lord  Cove &  around Goose & Calves  Islands &  be in  place by dusk for the breathtaking  tree swallow display. Must have:  PFD;boat light/ headlamp/flashlight  . Optional: food, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera etc. bathroom access is extremely limited.  Be prepared to return in darkness. Rain cancels. Directions :  Use 2 Pilgrim Landing Rd., Old Lyme, use 2 Pilgrim road as…

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, September 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

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.

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September 25, 2019 – Glastonbury Great Pond – Wednesday – 8 am

Wednesday, September 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader:  Annette Pasek Woodland, water and shrub habitats may produce common CT birds as well as migratory species. 451 Great Pond Rd off Route 17 Contact Annette for more information at 860-490-8357 or apasek@cox.net

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Motus: A Revolution in Migration Research

Thursday, September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College Appian Way
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Learn about an amazing new research network that is revolutionizing the study of animal migration by tracking the movements of small birds, bats, and even dragonflies who have been fitted with tiny radio transmitters.

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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. Morning.

Saturday, September 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 United States

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. We will look for warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors, among many other birds. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods, with some steep sections.

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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

Saturday, September 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 United States

We will look for warblers, thrushes, sparrows, and raptors, among many other birds. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods, with some steep sections.

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September 28, 2019 -Station 43 Beginners Bird Walk 1 – Saturday – 8am

Saturday, September 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader:  Jon Ward The first of four morning walks designed for beginners at Hartford Audubon’s oldest sanctuary. This premier northern Connecticut birding site tends to be very wet. Wear boots. Meet at Corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, South Windsor Contact Jon for more information at 860-416-3958 or jward88787@aol.com  

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September 28, 2019 – Smith Richardson Preserve – Saturday – 8 am

Saturday, September 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader – Patrick Comins Visit the Connecticut Audubon Society Smith Richardson Preserve with its spectacular fall stopover habitat for land birds. Meet at the corner of Sasco Creek Rd and Hedley Farms Rd in Westport. For more information, contact Patrick at 203-259-0416 X107 or pcomins@ctaudubon.org  

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Nahanton Park, Newton and other nearby locations

Saturday, September 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nahanton Park 507 Winchester St
Newton, MA 02461 United States

We will search for sparrows and other fall migrants at Nahanton Park and another location to be determined nearer the date of the trip.

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Bolton Flats WMA & Vicinity

Sunday, September 29 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bolton Flats WMA 342-392 Seven Bridge Road
Lancaster, MA 01523 United States

Meet at the parking lot on Route 117 in Lancaster (1⁄4 mile west of the junction of Routes 117 and 110) at 7:00 a.m. Please wear waterproof knee boots.

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September 29, 2019 – Stellwagen Bank Pelagic, MA – Sunday – 7:15 am

Sunday, September 29 @ 7:15 am - 5:00 pm

Trip Leader: Tom Robben Sail a one-day, six-hour trip in the rich waters of Stellwagen Bank, located between Gloucester and Cape Cod. Meet at the dock in Gloucester  Pre‑register with Tom. Check out the details at trips33.blogspot.com or contact Tom at 860-922-1098 or robben 99@gmail.com

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Waltham Street Fields and Beyond

Sunday, September 29 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Waltham Street Fields Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421 United States

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

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, October 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park – Cambridge 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

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.

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Wednesday, October 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Thursday, October 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Androscoggin River Trail ME-196
Lisbon, 04250 United States

The Stanton Bird Club is pleased to offer Guided Bird Walks in the Lewiston / Auburn area. All walks are free and open to everyone, beginning naturalist to advanced birder. Walks are led by Stan and Joan DeOrsey, who identify and comment on birds seen and heard.

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Outer Cape Cod

Saturday, October 5
Bourne – Commuter Lot, Scusset Beach Rd 7 Meetinghouse Ln
Sagamore Beach, MA 02562 United States

All Day. This trip should record close to 100 species covering Canada Goose through House Sparrow, both of which might be missed. Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird Club.

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Fresh Pond, Cambridge

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Fresh Pond – Trader Joe’s 211 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

A two mile walk on paved paths around the pond.

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October 5, 2019 – Glastonbury Meadows – Saturday – 7:15 am

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:15 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leaders: Bill Asteriades & Andrew Dasinger A morning walk through one of the best birding locations in Hartford County. Contact Bill or Andrew for reservations and directions: Bill at bill.asteriades@gmail.com or Andrew at amdasinger@gmail.com

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Middlesex Fells, Lawrence Woods, Medford

Saturday, October 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Middlesex Fells Playstead Road
Medford, 02155 United States

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.

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October 5, 2019 – Gulf of Maine Pelagic, ME -Saturday 1 pm – (2 days)

Saturday, October 5 @ 1:00 pm - Sunday, October 6 @ 5:00 pm

Trip Leader:  Tom Robben Search for Skuas on a 100-mile ferry ride across the Gulf of Maine from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth. Stay at a hotel in Canada and bird on return trip. Pre-register with Tom. Passport required.  Two day trip. Details at trips33.blogspot.com Contact Tom at 860-922-1098 or robben99@gmail.com

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Gooseberry Neck, Westport

Sunday, October 6 @ 6:30 am - 8:20 pm
Allen’s Pond 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States

First early part of split trip with Allen’s Pond to look for migrants.

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Delaney WMA

Sunday, October 6 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delany WMA – Boat Launch 353 Harvard Road
Stow, MA 01775 United States

We will spend the morning walking 3-4 miles through fields, forests and wetlands looking for migrants and resident birds. Contact leader the night before if rain is predicted.

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Assabet River NWR

Sunday, October 6 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Assabet River NWR 675 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA 01775 United States

Walk the trails of this varied refuge. Be prepared to walk.

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Exploring Lexington’s Agricultural Fields

Sunday, October 6 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Waltham Street Fields Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421 United States

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.

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Allens Pond, Dartmouth

Sunday, October 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Allen’s Pond 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States

Can be combined with Gooseberry Neck. We will be birding the Beach Loop, Quansett Trail, and Allen’s Neck Trails of Allen’s Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in search of migrant passerines in the thickets and ocean and marsh birds.

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Plum Island in Fall

Sunday, October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parker River NWR Refuge Road
Newbury, MA 01951 United States

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 and water areas there before walking the Hellcat trails for forest/marsh birds. If time permits, we can check out the Pines trial as well, which is…

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, October 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

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.

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October 12, 2019 – Greenstone Hollow- Saturday – 8 am

Saturday, October 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leaders:  Chris and Diane Fisher Enjoy the fall colors and look for fall migrants in the many habitats found at this beautiful and compact nature preserve. Ridge Blvd, E Granby – meet at Main entrance at the end of the guard rail For more information, contact Chris at 860-658-2903 or chrisf001@aol.com

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“Big Sit” Migration Watch at Pack Monadnock

Saturday, October 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory Miller State Park
Peterborough, NH United States

Join fellow birders and hawk watchers for the annual “Big Sit” event – a tally of all bird species as viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Come for an hour or stay the whole day, and lend your eyes to the skies!

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Horn Pond, Woburn

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

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

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October 13, 2019 – Big Sit at Station 43 – Sunday – all day

Sunday, October 13

Trip Leader – Brian Kleinman A day of fun at Station 43 where we count all species we see and hear from a 17-foot circle located at the HAS platform on the southwest end of the marsh. Meet at corner of Newberry Rd and Main St, S Windsor. For more information, contact Brian at 860-655-7464 or snaketat@cox.net

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Horn Pond, Woburn

Sunday, October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Horn Pond Sturgis St
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

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.

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

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.

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Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Thursday, October 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Packard-Littlefield Farm 76 Littlefield Road
Lisbon, 04250 United States

The Stanton Bird Club is pleased to offer Guided Bird Walks in the Lewiston / Auburn area. All walks are free and open to everyone, beginning naturalist to advanced birder. Walks are led by Stan and Joan DeOrsey, who identify and comment on birds seen and heard.

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Carlisle Cranberry Bog

Saturday, October 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Carlisle Cranberry Bog 750 Curve Street
Carlisle, MA 01741 United States

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.

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Middlesex Fells, Lawrence Woods, Medford

Sunday, October 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Middlesex Fells Playstead Road
Medford, 02155 United States

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

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Danehy Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, October 23 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Danehy Park 99 Sherman Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

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.

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