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Halibut Point State Park, Rockport – Preregistration Required

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. The walks are co-sponsored by Halibut Point State Park. NOTE: This trip requires…

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.

CANCELLED – New England Canyons Pelagic

Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St, Hyannis

CANCELLED – 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…

Delaney WMA – Preregistration Required

Delany WMA – Boat Launch 353 Harvard Road, Stow

We will spend the morning walking 3-4 miles through fields, forests and wetlands looking for post-nesting birds and early migrants. Contact leader the night before in case of rain prediction.…

CANCELLED – Plum Island – CANCELLED

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

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

Plum Island – Preregistration Required

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

Shorebirds and swallows. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-4 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Shore Birding around Boston – Preregistration Required

Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street, Boston

Stops may include Belle Isle Marsh,The Key, Revere Beach and Winthrop NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-5 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 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 Menotomy Bird…

Nighthawks at Minute Man NHP – Preregistration Required

Minute Man NHP – Brooks Village Brooks Village, Concord

We will begin with a pleasant one mile walk on graded paths and boardwalks observing locally nesting species like Baltimore Oriole, Cedar Waxwing, Indigo Bunting, various flycatchers and possibly some…

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield – Preregistration Required

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary 169 Winslow Cemetery Rd, Marshfield

Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird Club. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-8 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Oxbow NWR, Harvard – Preregistration Required

Oxbow NWR – Still River Depot Rd Still River Depot Rd, Harvard

We wil walk about three miles on easy, leveled dirt paths while searching for migrant and late breeding songbirds. We will also look for late blooming wildflowers such as closed…

A Hawkwatching Primer

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Join Harris Center Hawk Watch Coordinator and avid birdwatcher Phil Brown for a virtual primer on viewing the greatest show above the earth — the annual fall hawk migration.

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 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 Menotomy Bird…

Special Event: VINS Raptor Encounter

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In this virtual encounter with naturalists from the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS), we’ll meet three rehabilitated birds of prey and explore their adaptations for life on the wing. This is a special invitation-only event for current Harris Center supporters.

Plum Island – Preregistration Required

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

Beginners and those with limited mobility welcome. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-11 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Westboro Wildlife Management Area – Preregistration Required

Westborough – Town Beach 60 Lyman Street, Westborough

We will take an easy to moderate walk through a mixture of habitats including grass fields, cornfields, swamps, forests and thickets, in search of fall migrants. We will start the…

Soar with the Hawks: A Program for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners

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Join Harris Center raptor education specialist Kim Snyder to learn everything you always wanted to know about New England’s raptors! This in-person, outdoor learning experience is for homeschoolers and remote learners  in Grades 2 through 6.

Hawkwatching for Families

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Families, get ready to learn about the greatest show above the earth — the annual fall hawk migration! Join Harris Center hawk education specialist Kim Snyder to for an introduction to the basics of hawkwatching, then head outside to experience this incredible natural phenomenon happening right above your home.

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 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 Menotomy Bird…

“Meet a Raptor” Night

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Join NH Audubon educator Shelby Morelli for an up-close virtual visit with some of NH Audubon’s resident raptors. Look into an owl’s eyes, check out a Red-tailed Hawk’s talons, and learn about the lives of these charismatic birds of prey.

CANCELLED – New England Canyons Pelagic

Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St, Hyannis

CANCELLED – 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…

Autumnal Equinox Walk – Preregistration Required

Leader’s Choice

Celebrate the beginning of the Fall season by birding favorite patches, locally and beyond. Contact leader for details. Call or email no later than September 19. NOTE: This trip requires…

Bolton Flats – Preregistration Required

Bolton Flats 376 7 Bridge Rd, Lancaster

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…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport – Preregistration Required

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. The walks are co-sponsored by Halibut Point State Park. NOTE: This trip requires…

Soar with the Hawks: A Program for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners

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Join Harris Center raptor education specialist Kim Snyder to learn everything you always wanted to know about New England’s raptors! This in-person, outdoor learning experience is for homeschoolers and remote learners  in Grades 2 through 6.

Plum Island – Preregistration Required

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

We will be looking for migrating songbirds. We may visit Sandy Point as well, so be prepared to walk on sand. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and…

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 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 Menotomy Bird…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard – Preregistration Required

Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

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. NOTE:…

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.

Delaney WMA – Preregistration Required

Delany WMA – Boat Launch 353 Harvard Road, Stow

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. NOTE: This…

Soar with the Hawks: A Program for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners

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Join Harris Center raptor education specialist Kim Snyder to learn everything you always wanted to know about New England’s raptors! This in-person, outdoor learning experience is for homeschoolers and remote learners  in Grades 2 through 6.

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 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 Menotomy Bird…

Outer Cape Cod – Preregistration Required

Bourne – Commuter Lot, Scusset Beach Rd 7 Meetinghouse Ln, Sagamore Beach

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. NOTE:…

Fresh Pond, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Fresh Pond – Trader Joe’s 211 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge

A two mile walk on paved paths around the pond. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-25 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Gooseberry Neck, Westport – Preregistration Required

Gooseberry Neck parking lot Westport

First early part of split trip with Allen’s Pond to look for migrants. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-26 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field…

Assabet River NWR – Preregistration Required

Assabet River NWR 675 Hudson Road, Sudbury

Walk the trails of this varied refuge. Be prepared to walk. NOTE: This trip requires all participants to register, and attendance is limited. .fusion-button.button-27 {border-radius:0px;}Register for this Field Trip

Allens Pond, Dartmouth – Preregistration Required

Allen’s Pond – Beach lot 1284 Horseneck Rd, Westport

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…

Danehy Park, Cambridge – Preregistration Required

Danehy Park – Cambridge 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 Menotomy Bird…