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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!

Saturday, January 3
Cape Ann in Winter
What would motivate you to bird the coast on a cold winter day? How about the possibility of seeing alcids, white-winged gulls, and lots of ocean ducks, loons, and grebes? We will celebrate the first weekend of the New Year with a visit to the birding hot spots along the Cape Ann coast to observe the many species that call this area their winter home. Please dress in warm layers and bring lunch, water and snacks. We will be driving from location to location (minimum walking). If you would like to carpool, please post your willingness to drive or need for a ride to the Arlington Birds list. Meet at the Fisherman's Statue in Gloucester at 9AM. The approximate ending time is 1PM (depending on weather conditions and numbers of birds). Directions: Follow Route 128 north to Exit 14 - Route 133 - Gloucester. Turn right and follow Route 133 for about 3 miles to the stop sign at Western Avenue. Turn left onto Western Avenue, cross the drawbridge and look for the Fisherman's Statue on your right. Ann Gurka and Lew Bushnell.

Saturday, January 24
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 Meadow in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson

Sunday, February 22
Plum Island in Winter
Sunday, February 22The winter months are a great time to look for Bald Eagles, Snowy Owls, and Rough-legged Hawks, as well as loons, grebes, and winter ducks. We will carpool around Plum Island and may check 1 or 2 areas along the Merrimack River. Meet at Parking Lot 1 of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Please note that there is a $5 per vehicle entrance charge unless you have a refuge pass or a Duck Stamp. We will spend time scanning the ocean, so you may want to dress in warm layers. Bring binoculars, a scope if you have one, lunch, water, and snacks. Heavy snow or icy roads will cancel. 9am - 2pm. Janet Kovner.

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