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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, September 17
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. 8:00-10:00 AM Bobbie Hodson

Sunday, September 18
Quabbin Park (Registration required)
As a follow-up to their talk at the September meeting, Mark Lynch and Sheila Carroll will lead this trip to the Quabbin Reservoir, starting at Quabbin Park in Belchertown. We’ll be looking for passerine migrants, waterbirds and raptors. Bathrooms are available at the Visitors’ Center; bring food and water. This trip is limited to 15 participants. To register, contact Diana Fruguglietti  with the following information: where you are located; whether you need transportation; whether you are willing to take passengers and how many. 7:30AM-12:00PM

Sunday, September 18
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. Jason Forbes

Wednesday, September 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

Thursday, September 22
Woburn Horn Pond Conservation Area
Join us for this evening walk exploring the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area. The walk will focus on the main pond, accompanying lagoons and marsh areas in search of migrating fall warblers and sparrows and Horn Pond Mountain (elev. ~254 ft.) in search of Fall Warblers, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting and Eastern Towhee. This part of the walk has terrain that may be uneven, with muddy areas possible. Meeting Place: Sturgis Street entrance to Horn Pond. 5:00-7:00 PM Diana Fruguglietti

Saturday, September 24
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, September 25
Middlesex Fells North Reservoir
A leisurely stroll around the North Reservoir, mostly on gravel roads. We should find ducks, raptors, woodpeckers and migrating warblers. Meet at Gate 17 on Hillcrest Parkway in Winchester, two houses north of the intersection with Fells Road. 8:00-10:30AM Paul Devaney

Wednesday, September 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 1
Mary Cummings Estate
We will take a walk, exploring the varied habitats of the Mary Cummings Estate. Meeting Place: Parking lot on Blanchard Rd in Burlington. 10:00-12:00AM Diana Fruguglietti

Sunday, October 2
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

Wednesday, October 5
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 9
Woburn Horn Pond Conservation Area
Explore some of the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area in search of migrating sparrows. Meeting Place: Sturgis Street entrance to Horn Pond. 8:00-10:00AM Kathy Sweadner

Wednesday, October 12
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 15
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. 7:30-10:00AM Jason Forbes

Sunday, October 16
Arlington Reservoir - Ducks and More
The Arlington Reservoir is a stopping point for a number of migrating ducks and also, depending on water levels, shorebirds. Join us for a walk around the Reservoir where we should find a good variety of waterfowl and other birds. We’ll make a circuit around the reservoir and check out the edges of the Busa Farm fields to see what we can find. Meet at the playground off of South Rindge Avenue in Lexington (park on the playground side of the street). 8:00-10:00AM Zack Weber

Wednesday, October 19
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 22
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

Sunday, October 23
Woburn Horn Pond Conservation Area
Join us for this evening walk exploring the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area. The walk will focus on the main pond, accompanying lagoons and marsh areas in search of fall migrants. Meeting Place: Sturgis Street entrance to Horn Pond. 5:00-7:00 PM Paul Ippolito

Wednesday, October 26
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 29
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. 8:00-10:00 AM Bobbie Hodson

Sunday, October 30
Woburn Horn Pond Conservation Area
Explore some of the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area in search of sparrows (perfect time for Fox Sparrow) and early and late visitors. Colorful woods, streams, ponds and the community gardens. Meeting Place: Sturgis Street entrance to Horn Pond. 8:00-10:00AM Kathy Sweadner

Sunday, November 6
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, January 21
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. 8:00-10:00 AM Bobbie Hodson