Charles River Esplanade

Boston - Charles River Esplanade MA, United States

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 spring migrants as well as year round residents and birds setting up their breeding territories. Co-sponsored with the Charles River Esplanade Association. Loaner binoculars available. Preregister at […]

Mount Holyoke to the Quabbin

Hadley - Skinner State Park 99 Old Mountain Rd, Hadley, MA, United States

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 and fauna along the way.

Belle Isle Marsh and Vicinity

East Boston - Belle Isle Parking Lot 1399 Bennington Street, Boston, MA, United States

Led by DCR staff. We will search on foot up to one mile, on flat, easy terrain for Saltmarsh Sparrow, shorebirds, terns, and breeding marsh birds 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 and ticks. Reasonable […]

Magazine Beach Park Walk Celebrating Black Birders Week

Cambridge - Magazine Beach 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, United States

Celebrate Black Birders Week with us! Early June brings an opportunity to see both late migrant bird species and the start of nesting season. You never know what surprises will turn up in this urban park! Walk with Nature Man Mike, popular local birder and photographer, to learn about the birds found in the city. […]

Black Birders Week Field Trip! Neponset River Greenway, Mattapan to Milton (T accessible)

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

Everyone is welcome! Come celebrate Black Birders Week with us on an approximately 2-mile trip along the Neponset River Greenway. This is an accessible boardwalk and bike path (there is a gradual decline at the beginning of the trip). Let's help each other find beautiful birds together! Beginners encouraged as well as more experienced birders. […]

Pine Hill Road Grassland

Lancaster - Pine Hill Road Grasslands Pine Hill Road, Lancaster, MA, United States

We will hike a sandy/gravelly field area for grassland breeding sparrows and warblers including Grasshopper Sparrow, and wait until sunset for whip-poor-wills.

Shaw Farm

We will explore a new trip location for the state-list Grasshopper Sparrow. We will walk for a mile or so for the sparrow, and then participants can decide if they wish to join for some general birding in the adjacent forest. Target endangered breeding species: Grasshopper Sparrow.

Allens Pond Mass Audubon Sanctuary, Dartmouth

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 and personal. Note: The time is approximate since the leader is completing his breeding bird survey route prior to this trip.

Salem Woods

Salem Woods MA, United States

Listen carefully. An afternoon walk in the woods, with the trees full of leaves and thickets as dense as ever, we will focus on birding by ear. The distance and difficulty of this walk will be adjusted for the attendees and will range from one to two miles with easy to moderate incline on marked [...]

Crane WMA

Falmouth - Crane WMA 754 Nathan Ellis Highway, Falmouth, MA, United States

This unique grassland habitat is host to a rich variety of species, including Eastern Meadowlark, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobolink, American Kestrel, and possibly Blue Grosbeak. Cosponsored with Cape Cod Bird Club.

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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