Steering Committee


Trip Schedule

Subscribers to ArlingtonBirds should look for updates on the listserv. Non-subscribers can find information in the archives. Beginners are welcome on all trips; please participate!

Saturday, December 15
Danehy Park - Cambridge
Join us for some urban birding at Cambridge's Danehy Park. We’ll look for winter visitors and whatever else may come our way, a chance to do some advance scouting for the next day’s Christmas Bird Count. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. 8:00-10:00 AM Zack Weber

Saturday, January 19
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
In addition to enjoying our regular winter birds, we'll search for possible unusual visitors such as Redpolls. Meeting place: Allen Street entrance to Dunback Meadows in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson

Saturday, January 26
Cape Ann Waterbirds
We will meet at Halibut Point parking lot at 9 AM and continue around Cape Ann to Gloucester. Potential stops: Andrews Point, Old Granite Pier Rockport, Bass Rocks, State Fish Pier in Gloucester, Eastern Point. All day trip, join or leave at your convenience. Bringing lunch is recommended as many shops are closed in the winter. Carpooling and Birding Scopes encouraged. 9:00 AM Fran Perler

Saturday, February 23
Leverett Pond, Boston
Leverett Pond is often home to Wood Ducks, Coot, Mergansers, Ring-necked Ducks and other common pond inhabitants. We will walk around Leverett Pond (~1 mile) and if the trails are clear of snow, we will walk south through the woods to Wards Pond, which is just north of Jamaica Pond. Approximately 3 miles to Wards Pond and back. Meet at the Leverett Pond parking lot on Pond Ave across from the Brook House at Route 9. Use Brookline Village T stop. Birds are close and not shy in this urban environment. 1:00-3:30 PM Fran Perler

Tuesday, March 26
Woodcock Walk - Alewife T Station
We will search the Northwest corner of Cambridge in hopes of seeing, or at least hearing, the American Woodcock's mating display, a traditional New England rite of spring. Meet just outside the Russell Field Alewife exit (not the larger, busier Alewife exits near the buses). Participants may want to bring a flashlight. 7:00-8:30 PM Zack Weber