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CANCELLED – Crane Beach, Ipswich

Crane Beach 331 Argilla Rd, Ipswich

CANCELLED – This two-mile walk in the sand is aimed at nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and Bank Swallows as well as evening singers such as Whip-poor-wills. Be prepared for…

CANCELLED – Great Meadows NWR, Concord

Great Meadows – Concord Concord Unit, Entrance Rd, Concord

CANCELLED – We will walk easy trails looking for birds and butterflies. Beginners welcome. We’ll move on from there to Nine-Acre Corner with possible extension to Drumlin Farm.

Bobolinks & Peonies

Peterborough Peterborough

Start your day off right with a visit to a rolling meadow filled with peonies, wildflowers, and the bubbly songs of male Bobolinks.

Barre Falls Dam & Rutland State Park

Barre Falls Dam Parking Lot Coldbrook Rd., Barre

We will bird the upper field then proceed by car through a portion of the Ware River IBA, concluding at Intervale Road, Rutland. Leaders: Donna Schilling, Bobbye Samdahl

CANCELLED – Mount Holyoke to the Quabbin

Skinner SP 99 Old Mountain Rd, Hadley

CANCELLED – Join us for a series of short hikes as we search for Cerulean Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, and Alder Flycatcher. Time will also be taken to enjoy the flora…

CANCELLED – Belle Isle and vicinity

Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street, Boston

CANCELLED – Co-sponsored with the MA DCR. This DCR Massachusetts State park is a birding hotspot along the Atlantic Migratory flyway with a total bird count of about 257 species.…

Birds & Breakfast on Mt. Greylock

Greylock Visitors Center 30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough

Meet at the Greylock Visitors Center, bird Rockwell Rd. and the summit, followed by breakfast at Bascom Lodge

CANCELLED – Martin Burns WMA, West Newbury

Martin Burns WMA – Orchard St Orchard St, Newbury

CANCELLED – We will walk on fairly level gravel roads for 2.5 miles looking for breeding birds including Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, and Prairie Warbler. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird…

CANCELLED – Allens Pond Mass Audubon Sanctuary, Dartmouth

Allen’s Pond 1280 Horseneck Rd, Westport

CANCELLED – This trip is for the marsh sparrows and white-eyed vireo. This is the best spot in Massachusetts to observe both nesting marsh sparrows (Saltmarsh and Seaside) up close…

Myles Standish Forest, Carver

Myles Standish Forest 181 Cranberry Rd, Carver

A serene way to end the day with Prairie Warblers and Hermit Thrushes reluctantly giving way to Whip-poor-wills and, perhaps, Northern Saw-whet Owls. Target endangered breeding species: Whip-poor-will.

Wachusett Reservoir

Wachusett Reservoir – Chase Hill Road 1 Chase Hill Road, Sterling

Join us on a BBC breeding bird conservation trip. We will search for nesting Common Loons and Bald Eagles. These birds are familiar winter visitors to our state but they…

55th Breeding Bird Census – Wachusett Meadow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary 127 Goodnow Rd., Princeton

A half-century of data reveals trends in the bird population at Wachusett Meadow. The compilation, with refreshments, begins at approximately 10:00 a.m. Please contact compiler (Dick Knowlton) in advance to…

Plum Island

Parker River – lot #1 Refuge Rd., Newbury, MA

eBird for Beginners


Join local bird expert Steven Lamonde of Antioch University New England for this hands-on introduction to eBird, where we’ll learn how to record and share our bird sightings, and to explore sightings shared by others.

8th Annual Hoffmann Hacker’s Golf Tournament

Donnybrook Country Club 775 Williamstown Rd, Lanesborough

Deduct one stroke for each bird species identified during the game. All proceeds go to the Hoffmann Bird Club.

Mt. Greylock

Mount Greylock Visitors Center 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough

This will be an exciting trip with the occasional surprise. Mourning Warbler has always been a specialty of this trip. Enjoy the warblers and other neotropical migrants we observed during…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Co-sponsored with Boxborough Birders. We will look for local avian residents and early arrivals. Expect to walk about two miles on trails through meadows and woods, with some steep sections.…

Belle Isle and vicinity

Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street, Boston

Co-sponsored with the MA DCR. This DCR Massachusetts State park is a birding hotspot along the Atlantic Migratory flyway with a total bird count of about 257 species. While walking…

Summer Solstice Saunter

Celebrate the beginning of the summer season by birding favorite patches, locally and beyond

October Mountain

October Mountain – Lenox 380 New Lenox Rd, Lenox

This trip has more diversity than the prior day’s as we begin along the Housatonic River WMA and make our way over October Mountain. Multiple habitats make this trip more…

Top to Bottom, Williamstown

Williamstown Williamstown

June is perfect for finding active family groups, parents feeding chicks, and fledglings begging for food. We will choose an active road, meet at the top, walk leisurely to the…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

Beginners encouraged. A two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable.

23rd Annual Weekend Trip to the Rangeley Lakes Region

Rangeley Lakes 2459 Main St, Rangeley

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, and Bicknell’s Thrush and 20+ species of…

Ashby & Townsend

We’ll explore a few spots for nesting warblers, juncos, sapsuckers, and probably butterflies & dragonflies. Sties likely will include the northern slope of Mt. Watatic and Willard Brook State Forest.

Hiking Through the Decades: Willard Pond

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we’re offering Hiking Through the Decades, a four-hike series that traces the history of the Harris Center’s land protection efforts. In this edition, Eric Masterson and Phil Brown will discuss some of the 1990s land conservation work that protected the shoreline of Willard Pond.

Bird Banding Demonstration

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock

Get an up-close look at the science of songbirds during this bird banding demonstration by ornithologist Dr. Patricia Wohner.

Downeast Maine Puffin and Boreal Species Trip.

Machias area of Maine Machias

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…

Weekend Trip Claybrook Mountain Lodge, Highland Plantation, Maine

Claybrook Mountain Lodge Howard Hill Rd., New Portland

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…

Hopper Rd/Money Brook Trail, Williamstown

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. Meet at the Hopper Rd.…

Birds & Butterflies w/Mass. Butterfly Club

Rte. 56 Worcester Airport overlook MA Rte 56, Leicester

Birds and butterflies with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club. We will also walk the wooded trail from Mulberry St. to Kettle Brook/Manville Street. Close-focus binoculars recommended.

Wachusett Reservoir IBA Census

Wachusett Reservoir Rte 110-Chase Hill Rd 48 MA 110, Sterling

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,…

Night Heron Walk

Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester 162 Webster St., Worcester

Night Heron walk (evening)

Nighthawk Watch at Worcester Airport

Rte. 56 Worcester Airport overlook MA Rte 56, Leicester

On muggy August evenings, Common Nighthawks can be seen in flight feasting on flying ants.

New England Canyons Pelagic

Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St, Hyannis

Hyannis to Hydrographer Canyon area. We will travel to the continental shelf edge and canyons in search of seabirds. We spend the night offshore, waking to a sunrise chumslick before…

Bolton Flats WMA & Vicinity

Bolton Flats WMA 342-392 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster

The weedy fields at Bolton Flats and nearby Pine Hill Grasslands always attract a wide variety of species. Please wear waterproof knee boots.