South Shore Century Run

Hingham - Wompatuck State Park - Main entrance 215 Union St, Hingham

Meet at 6:00 a.m. at the main parking area of Wompatuck State Park, Hingham. A medium-paced trip to key places on the South Shore to try to observe 100 species of migrants and residents while having fun. Note: This trip will likely go to The Trustees of Reservation Property at World’s End. Contact leader for [...]

Parker River NWR on Bike

Parker River NWR - Lot #1 Refuge Rd., Newbury, MA

Leave your car behind as we cycle the main refuge road looking and listening for spring migrants. Be ready to peddle by 6:30 a.m. Note that entrance fee or pass is required. Restrooms available.

Upton State Forest

Upton State Forest 9 Southboro Rd, Upton

We will hike the trails in search of migrants and woodland breeders.

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

Concord - Great Meadows Concord Unit, Entrance Rd, Concord

Explore the bird diversity of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Concord, MA. We will listen/watch for both resident and migrant songbirds in the trees and wetland surrounding the lot. We will walk along the Dike Trail, making stops at strategic points to look for waterfowl and other species of interest. Some notable species […]

Concord River Greenway & Lowell Cemetary

Lowell Cemetery 1025 Lawrence St, Lowell

We will focus on spring migrants that use the water of the Concord River and the trees of the Lowell Cemetery as they make their way to their northern breeding grounds. We will also look for birds that breed in this semi-restored riparian habitat. This two-hour walk is suitable for beginners and those with limited […]

Belle Isle Marsh and Vicinity

East Boston - Belle Isle Parking Lot 1399 Bennington Street, Boston

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for Osprey, breeding and migrating passerines, American Oystercatcher, and other specialty shorebirds at this birding hotspot and state Park. Expect to move to different locations by car or bicycle. Program is often not MBTA accessible. Prepare for mosquitoes […]

Watertown – Gore Place

Watertown - Gore Place 52 Gore Street, Waltham

We will walk around the farm fields and gardens at the Gore Place then venture across Waltham Street to adjacent conservation land. Free for BBC and Gore Place members. Preregistration required at

Bussey Brook Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Boston

Arnold Arboretum - South St Gate 395 South St, Boston

The Arboretum Park Conservancy, Arnold Arboretum, and the BBC are sponsoring this two-hour walk in the Bussey Brook area of the Arboretum. The walk is suitable for beginning birders as well as those more experienced.

Neponset River Greenway, Mattapan to Milton (T accessible)

Boston - Neponset River Greenway, Mattapan to Milton 1674 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

Enjoy an approximately 2-mile walk along the Neponset River Greenway on an accessible boardwalk and bike path. Let's see what we can find together!Beginners encouraged as well as more experienced birders.

BBC field trips are open to all participants. Unless otherwise stated, all trips are free to attend and do not need preregistration. You do not need to be a club member to attend, though we hope you will join. See the Field Trip FAQ for answers to general questions. Contact leaders for more details about specific trips.

We follow all policies of field trip location property owners and co-sponsoring organizations. These may include ongoing public health measures. Some participants may choose to wear a face mask for health purposes. We support their right to do so.

We hope to see you out birding soon!

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