The New England Birding Calendar is sponsored by Bird Observer – New England Birding Journal
serving the birds and the birders of CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT
Are you a New England birding club or organization? Get listed, it’s free & easy!
Loading Field Trips / Events

Field Trips / Events Search and Views Navigation

Field Trips / Events Views Navigation

List of Field Trips / Events

NPS Volunteer Bird Monitoring

Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, June 30
Acadia National Park PO Box 177 
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States

The National Park Service is seeking skilled birders to join our Volunteer Breeding Bird Monitoring Program. By volunteering, you’ll be turning your birding hobby into part of a long-term scientific research program that helps the National Park Service better understand the health of bird populations and forested ecosystems. The bird data you collect will be integrated with a regional initiative that will increase our understanding of the status of bird populations across Eastern U.S. national parks.

Find out more »

Weekend Trip Claybrook Mountain Lodge, Highland Plantation, Maine

Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 26
Claybrook Mountain Lodge Howard Hill Rd.
New Portland, ME 04961 United States

Birding at Claybrook Mountain Lodge is unique because it’s located at the northern edge of the eastern deciduous forest and the southern edge of the boreal forest. Add to this the habitat mix, the extensive grasslands and marshlands a few miles to the south, and it’s easy to understand why birders consider this area one of Maine’s best inland birding hotspots. This trip will concentrate on Maine’s boreal specialties including Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Gray Jay,…

Find out more »

22nd Annual Weekend Trip to the Rangeley Lakes Region

Wednesday, June 26 - Sunday, June 30
Rangeley Lakes 2459 Main St
Rangeley, ME 04970 United States

This trip will concentrate on Maine’s boreal specialties including Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Philadelphia Vireo, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Lincoln’s Sparrow and Bicknell’s Thrush. We will focus on biodiversity, taking time to enjoy the flora and fauna as well as seeking birds. Participants can expect to do some moderate hiking and optional canoeing. Limited participation. This trip can be combined with the Claybrook Mountain Lodge trip that precedes it for a full week of birding in…

Find out more »

Ashby & Townsend

Saturday, June 29
Ashby & Townsend 438 Main St.
Townsend, MA 01474 United States

We’ll explore a few spots for nesting warblers, other more northern specialties, and probably butterflies & dragonflies. Sites likely will include the northern slope of Mt. Watatic and Willard Brook State Forest.  Contact the leader for meeting place.

Find out more »

Pine Hill Road Grasslands, Lancaster

Tuesday, July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pine Hill Road Grasslands 999 Pine Hill Rd
Bolton, MA 01740 United States

Join us for the anniversary of the first BBC breeding bird conservation trips by recreating our first and highly successful event.  We will be searching for breeding grassland MA Endangered Species Act birds such as Vesper and Grasshopper Sparrow and then for calling Eastern Whip-poor-wills as the evening fades to dusk.

Find out more »

Four day trip to the Machias area in downeast Maine. $185 for BBC members, $205 for nonmembers. Details sent in response to inquiries. Limited to 15 participants.

Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7

Join us as we charter a boat to Machias Seal Island to look for nesting Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, and Arctic Tern, and explore numerous locations in scenic Washington County for boreal species such as Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, crossbills, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and nesting warblers. We will also bird marshes for nesting Black Terns and Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows and search for Upland Sandpipers and other birds in the area’s extensive blueberry barrens.Four day trip…

Find out more »

Downeast Maine Puffin and Boreal Species Trip.

Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7

Join us on our annual trip to Machias area in Downeast Maine to see Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, and Arctic Terns. We also tour beautiful coastlands and boreal forests in search of nesting warblers and boreal specialties such as Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, and Black-backed Woodpeckers. We explore the cranberry barrens, marshes, and coastal wetlands for other species such as Sandhill Crane, Black Terns, Nelson’s Sparrow, Upland Sandpiper, and potential rarities. The cost of the trip is…

Find out more »

Hopper Rd/Money Brook Trail, Williamstown

Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 am - 11:45 am
Money Brook Trailhead 1057-1195 Hopper Rd
Williamstown, 01267 United States

We will look for nesting and juvenile birds (Bobolinks!) We'll walk past fields down to Hopper Brook, then through the woods and along Money Brook

Find out more »

Quabbin Reservoir

Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quabbin Reservoir – Gate 10 235 Daniel Shays Hwy
Pelham, MA United States

Join Glenn on a 4-to-5-mile walk through a very birdy area with species ranging from Broad-winged Hawk to Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, and lots of stuff in between. (Maybe a moose or a bobcat!) Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird Club.

Find out more »

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 United States

All the nesting birds will still be around, with good views of young out of the nest being fed by parents: Veery, Indigo Bunting, Catbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Bobolink, Wood Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, and Warblers. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods with some steep sections.

Find out more »

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. Morning.

Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA 01451 United States

Co-sponsored by Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club. All the nesting birds will still be around, with good views of young out of the nest being fed by parents: Veery, Indigo Bunting, Catbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Bobolink, Wood Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, and Warblers. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods with some steep sections.

Find out more »

Essex and Ipswich Grasslands

Sunday, July 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We will drive and walk leisurely around the agricultural fields and meadows between Ipswich and Essex looking for Glossy Ibis, Eastern Meadowlark and other grassland specialties of the area.

Find out more »

Plum Island

Monday, July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parker River – lot #1 Refuge Rd.
Newbury, MA, MA 01951 United States

Beginners and those with limited mobility welcome.

Find out more »

Crane Pond WMA, Groveland

Sunday, July 14 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crane Pond – JB Little Road 20 J B Little Road
Groveland, MA 01834 United States

We will search for breeding marsh birds such as bitterns or gallinule on this BBC conservation trip. We will also keep an eye out for interesting forest birds along the way. Waders may be helpful depending on water levels.

Find out more »

Birds & Butterflies w/Mass. Butterfly Club

Sunday, July 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rte. 56 Worcester Airport overlook MA Rte 56
Leicester, MA 01524 United States

Birds and butterflies with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club

Find out more »

Wachusett Reservoir IBA Census

Saturday, July 20 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wachusett Reservoir 48 MA 110
Sterling, MA 01564 United States

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 to the Wood Island overlook, then drive to various gates to view the water.

Find out more »

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Sunday, July 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park
Rockport, MA 01966 United States

Beginners encouraged. A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. These walks are co-sponsored by Halibut Point State Park.

Find out more »

Plymouth Beach

Saturday, July 27 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Plymouth Beach 391 Ryder Way
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States

We will walk the beach for shorebirds and nesting terns. Shorebird migration should be in full motion. Terns should be feeding almost-fledged young. Co-sponsored with the SSBC and Friends of Myles Standish State Forest.

Find out more »

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

Saturday, July 27 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States

We will search for resident migrant birds and as well as shorebirds.

Find out more »

Birding Sketchcrawl – Summer Series

Saturday, July 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and bird/sketch favorite patches around Essex and Middlesex Counties Contact leader for details. Call or email no later than July 25.

Find out more »

Newburyport and vicinity

Sunday, July 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Newburyport Courthouse 188 State St
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States

Beginners and those with limited mobility welcome.

Find out more »

Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Thursday, August 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
New Gloucester 15 Farm View Rd
New Gloucester, 04269 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.

Find out more »

Belle Isle and Winthrop

Sunday, August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street
Boston, MA 02128 United States

We’ll start at Winthrop looking for peeps and White-rumped Sandpipers and move to Belle Isle Marsh to look for Stilt Sandpipers, dowitchers and possibly grassland birds like American Kestrel.

Find out more »

Night Heron Walk

Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester 162 Webster St.
Worcester, MA 01603 United States

Night Heron walk (evening)

Find out more »

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

Thursday, August 15 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd
Concord, MA 01742 United States

We will walk easy trails looking for birds and butterflies. Shorebirds and early fall migrants are expected. Beginners welcome.

Find out more »

Norway Pond Series: Birding by Boat

Friday, August 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Norway Pond Hancock, NH United States

Join master birder Phil Brown for an early morning paddle in search of feathered friends on Norway Pond.

Find out more »

Shorebirds, Cape Cod

Saturday, August 17

Contact the leader for details. Co-sponsored with South Shore Bird Club.

Find out more »

Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Sunday, August 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

Find out more »

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Sunday, August 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park
Rockport, MA 01966 United States

Beginners encouraged. A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. The walks are co-sponsored by Halibut Point State Park.

Find out more »

Nighthawk Watch at Worcester Airport

Thursday, August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rte. 56 Worcester Airport overlook MA Rte 56
Leicester, MA 01524 United States

Nighthawk watch at Worcester Airport

Find out more »

Extreme Pelagic trip Aboard the Helen H.

Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States

From Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veaches and Atlantis Canyon areas with expert leaders. Birds expected: White-Faced Storm Petrels (22 seen in August 2010), 4 species of Shearwaters, jaegers, gannets, gulls, terns, and several species of marine mammals. We also hope to see skuas, Bridled Tern and other rarities In 2007, we found a Little Shearwater, so anything is possible. Limit: 50 participants. Cost: BBC Members: $310.00 non-members: $335.00 To reserve a space, send a check for the full amount made out…

Find out more »

Pelagic: Hyannis to Hydrographer, Veach, and Atlantis Canyon

Saturday, August 24 @ 6:00 am - Sunday, August 25 @ 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 PETREL, Band-Rumped and Leach’s Storm-Petrel, 5 Shearwater species (including possible BAROLO), 3 Jaeger species, terns, gulls, sea ducks, possible Tropicbird, Bridled Tern, Skua or other rarities. 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…

Find out more »

Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary


Saturday, August 31 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary 127 Goodnow Rd.
Princeton, MA 01541 United States

Look for the earliest fall migrants at Wachusett Meadow

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

Wednesday Guided Bird Walks

Thursday, October 31 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sabattus Pond 519 Sabattus Rd
Sabattus, 04280 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.

Find out more »
+ Export Events