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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!

Wednesday, September 2
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Tuesday, September 8
Fall Birds at Rock Meadow
Rock Meadow in Belmont can be an excellent place to see a variety of fall birds, especially the less common species of sparrow and those confusing fall warblers. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon – Habitat. Meet at the Rock Meadow parking lot off of Mill Street in Belmont. 7:00-9:00AM. Bob Stymeist

Wednesday, September 9
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Tuesday, September 15
Lusitania Meadow, Fresh Pond, Cambridge
We will explore the reconstructed wetlands known as Lusitania Meadow on the north side of Fresh Pond and Lusitania Woods and the Butterfly Meadow near Neville Place.  Habitats include mixed forest, wet meadow and weedy field, plus an opportunity to scan the pond for early waterfowl. Park in the back of the Burger King parking lot at 679 Concord Ave. 7:30-9:00AM. Mark Rosenstein 617-669-3134.

Tuesday, September 15
Fall Migration at Habitat
We’ll explore the trails from Mass Audubon’s Habitat Sanctuary up to Highland Farm, looking for fall migrants. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon – Habitat. Meet at Habitat Sanctuary on Juniper Road in Belmont. 7:00-9:00AM. Bob Stymeist bobstymeist@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 16
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Saturday, September 19
Plum Island - Migrants on the move
Fall migrants begin to join resident and breeding birds on Plum Island as early as July and continue to move through well into the fall. We will begin with a walk on the beach at Sandy Point and then explore other areas of the refuge us as we look for shorebirds, raptors, songbirds...whatever is there. Meet at Parking Lot 1 of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (directions:  "http://www.fws.gov/northeast/parkerriver/plan.html"). Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect spray. Please note there is a $5 admission fee for the refuge, unless you have a duck stamp or refuge pass. 8:30AM-12:00PM Ann Gurka  and Lew Bushnell

Saturday, September 19
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
Migrants will be coming through, and the fields and forests of Dunback Meadow and the nearby Waltham Streets fields are excellent locations to find sparrows and late warblers. Meeting place: Allen Street entrance to Dunback Meadow in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson

Sunday, September 20
Beaver Brook North and Rock Meadow
We'll look for warblers in the trees, sparrows in the fields, and hopefully something in the marshes. Meet at the parking lot on Metropolitan Parkway South in Waltham (https://goo.gl/maps/6liYe). 7:30-11:00AM. JasonForbes

Tuesday, September 22
Fall Birds at Rock Meadow
Rock Meadow in Belmont can be an excellent place to see a variety of fall birds, especially the less common species of sparrow and those confusing fall warblers. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon – Habitat. Meet at the Rock Meadow parking lot off of Mill Street in Belmont. 7:00-9:00AM. Bob Stymeist

Wednesday, September 23
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Tuesday, September 29
Lusitania Meadow, Fresh Pond, Cambridge
We will explore the reconstructed wetlands known as Lusitania Meadow on the north side of Fresh Pond and Lusitania Woods and the Butterfly Meadow near Neville Place.  Habitats include mixed forest, wet meadow and weedy field, plus an opportunity to scan the pond for early waterfowl. Park in the back of the Burger King parking lot at 679 Concord Ave. 7:30-9:00AM. Mark Rosenstein 617-669-3134

Tuesday, September 29
Fall Migration at Habitat
We’ll explore the trails from Mass Audubon’s Habitat Sanctuary up to Highland Farm, looking for fall migrants. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon – Habitat. Meet at Habitat Sanctuary on Juniper Road in Belmont. 7:00-9:00AM. Bob Stymeist

Wednesday, September 30
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Saturday, October 3
Carlisle – Foss Farm
We’ll look for fall migrants such as sparrows and raptors in the community gardens and farm fields, including the old piggery, and also explore the wooded wetlands alongside the Concord River. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation http://ccf.unchi.org. Meet at Foss Farm parking lot, just west of the bridge over the Concord River on route 225. 8:00-11:00AM Alan Ankers

Sunday, October 4
Waltham Street Fields and Beyond
Let’s find some sparrows at the fields, then - who knows? Meet at the Clark School in Lexington at 7:30AM. Marj Rines

Tuesday, October 6
Fall Birds at Rock Meadow
Rock Meadow in Belmont can be an excellent place to see a variety of fall birds, especially the less common species of sparrow and those confusing fall warblers. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon – Habitat. Meet at the Rock Meadow parking lot off of Mill Street in Belmont. 7:00-9:00AM. Bob Stymeist

Wednesday, October 7
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Wednesday, October 14
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Saturday October 17
Exploring Lexington's Agricultural Fields
The farm fields on Waltham Street in Lexington have yielded some interesting fall migrants in past years. Join us as we search for migrating sparrows, raptors, and maybe even that elusive Dickcissel. If the fields are slow, we'll cross the street to Dunback and try our luck there. Meet at the tennis court parking lot at the end of Brookside Avenue in Lexington. 7:30AM JasonForbes

Wednesday, October 21
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Sunday, October 25
Carlisle Cranberry Bog
We’ll search the area around Massachusetts’ most northerly working Cranberry Bog for newly-arrived winter visitors and late fall migrants — waterbirds, raptors and songbirds - and also explore the wonders of the manure pit. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation http://ccf.unchi.org. Meet at the Cranberry Bog House, 750 Curve Street. 8:00-10:30AM Alan Ankers

Wednesday, October 28
Danehy Park, 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. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. Canceled if raining. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Saturday, October 31
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
Our target bird is the Fox Sparrow, and this is the time and place to find it. Meeting place: Allen Street entrance to Dunback Meadows in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson

Sunday, November 8
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
Our target bird is the Fox Sparrow, and this is the time and place to find it. We hope to find other birds too! Meet at the Clark School parking lot at the end of Brookside Avenue in Lexington. 8:00-10:30AM. Renee LaFontaine

Saturday, November 14
Plum Island in Fall
Did you know that November is the month that vagrant birds most often turn up along the coast? Join us to enjoy the red and gold colors of the marsh and observe the lingering egrets mingling with incoming ducks. No guarantees of any vagrants...we will just see what we find. Meet at Parking Lot 1 of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (directions http://www.fws.gov/northeast/parkerriver/visit.html). Please note that there is a $5 per vehicle entrance charge unless you have a refuge pass or a Duck Stamp. Please bring water, snacks and lunch. 9:00AM-2:00PM Ann Gurka  and Lew Bushnell

See events from other organizations:
Friends of Arlington Great Meadows
Friends of the Middlesex Fells
Friends of Fresh Pond
Friends of Alewife Reservation
Brookline Bird Club