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Outer Cape Cod

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

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.

Fenway Victory Gardens Fall Bird Walk

Boston – Fenway Victory Gardens 11 Park Drive, Boston, MA

Please join us for a walk around Boston’s beautiful and historic Fenway Victory Gardens in search of fall migrating and resident birds. Meet at the flagpole inside the garden (across…

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation & Vicinity

Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street, Boston, MA

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for raptors, native sparrows, finches, herons, and egrets. Expect to move to different…

Allens Pond, Dartmouth

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…

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

We will walk easy trails looking for birds. This is a good time for raptors. Beginners welcome. Note that entrance fee or pass is required.

Great Meadows NWR, Concord

Join us as we walk on easy paths around the refuge impoundments in hopes of finding fall migrants such as waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and sparrows. Note that entrance fee or…

Ricci Field Conservation Land, Lincoln MA

This is often a great place for fall sparrows including Savannah, Field, White-crowned and Lincoln’s as well as other migrants. This will be a two-mile walk. A scope may be…

Plum Island

We will be walking the North Pool dike as well as visiting other spots. Note that an entrance fee or pass is required.

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation & Vicinity

Belle Isle 1399 Bennington Street, Boston, MA

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for raptors, native sparrows, finches, herons, and egrets. Expect to move to different…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

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

Charles River Esplanade

Boston – Charles River Esplanade MA

We will walk along the Charles River Esplanade from the Longfellow Bridge upriver looking for birds on both land and water. We hope to see a range of fall migrants…

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

We will look for fall migrants and resident birds. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods, with some steep sections.

Cold Spring Park, Newton

An easy walk on flat trails. We will look for fall migrants and resident birds. Cosponsored with the Newton Conservators.

Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Explore this urban oasis for sparrows and other possible fall migrants like Dickcissel and Blue Grosbeak. We will take an easy walk through varied habitats. Co-sponsored with the Boston Nature…

Fresh Pond, Cambridge

This is roughly a two mile-walk on a level, paved path around the pond.

Westborough WMA in Two Parts

Westborough – Town Beach 60 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA

Part 1: 7:30 AM -10:15 AM / Part 2: 10:30 AM -1:00 PM. We will hike at a slow pace through mild moderate trails in search of sparrows and other…

New Hampshire Coast

Leader’s Choice

We will look for winter ducks, alcids, and gulls plus other late fall migrants. Contact leader for details

Belle Isle Marsh and Vicinity

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for snowy owls and other raptors, native sparrows, finches, and waterfowl. Expect to…

Parker River NWR and Vicinity

We will explore various hot-spots on the refuge for fall migrants. The walk will then continue to other nearby locations based on current reports. Anything is possible during fall migration!…

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

Mount Auburn Cemetery 536 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA

Late October is often a time of year for fall lingerers, winter arrivals and often a surprise or two. Join us for an approximately 2 mile walk around Mt. Auburn…

The Lakes of Wakefield and Lynnfield

Wakefield – Lakeside Inn Hotel 595 North Ave, Wakefield, MA

We will visit several different lakes and ponds in Wakefield and Lynnfield primarily looking for waterfowl. There will be some walking.

Fresh Pond, Cambridge

An easy 2-mile walk through pondside meadows and forest paths at Fresh Pond. The over-wintering waterbirds have started to arrive, and we may see Ring-necked Ducks, Ruddy Ducks and both…

Franklin Park – Scarboro Pond

We will look for late fall migrants and new winter arrivals in Franklin Park. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Expect to walk up to 2 miles on paved paths. Loaner binoculars…

North Shore Waterfowl Expedition

Topsfield Fair Grounds 207 Boston St, Topsfield, MA

We will visit several different water bodies in Essex County in attempting to see as many as 25 different species of Ducks and Geese. There will be some walking. We…

Pelagic, Hyannis MA to Nantucket Shoals

Hyannis – Helen H 137 Pleasant St, Hyannis, MA

A great time of year to get offshore. We often find masses of sea ducks around Nantucket Sound, with lingering shearwaters over the shoals and a chance for alcids. Limited…

Belle Isle Marsh and Vicinity

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for snowy owls and other raptors, native sparrows, finches, and waterfowl. Expect to…

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport

A two-hour walk, about 1.5 miles, over easy to moderate gravel roads and trails in search of seasonal specialties. Boots advisable. Restrooms are available. In case of inclement weather check…

Leader’s Choice–South of Boston

Leader’s Choice – South of Boston

The trip leader will monitor recent sightings and select the birdiest spots. Contact leader after November 20 for details on the meeting time and location. Co-sponsored with the South Shore Bird…

Cape Anne

Gloucester – Fisherman’s Monument Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, 60 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA

We will search for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. In case of inclement weather check with leader night before trip.

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

On this easy walk we will search for bluebirds, raptors, and wintering waterfowl, as well as wild turkeys that may be in the area. Note that an entrance fee or…

Cape Ann

Gloucester – Fisherman’s Monument Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, 60 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA

We will search for alcids and other wintering seabirds. Be prepared for cold and windy weather. In case of inclement weather check with leader night before trip.

Belle Isle Marsh and Vicinity

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for snowy owls and other raptors, native sparrows, finches, and waterfowl. Expect to…

Dunback Meadow, Lexington

We will look for wintering birds including raptors and may travel to nearby areas in Waltham, Lexington and Belmont depending on recent reports. Expect to walk about 3 miles on…

Emerald Necklace Ponds, Boston/Brookline

Olmsted Park – Daisy Field 1 Willow Pond Road, Boston, MA

We will search for waterfowl and other winter species on the ponds and in the adjacent woods. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Greenspace Alliance and the Emerald Necklace Bird Club.

Belle Isle Marsh and Vicinity

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for snowy owls and other raptors, native sparrows, finches, and waterfowl. Expect to…