Steering Committee


Trip Schedule

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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

Saturday, January 31
Mystic Winter Birding
Take a two-hour trip along the Mystic Lakes and the upper Mystic River to discover what birds can be found in the middle of winter, even an exceptionally cold one. Each year hundreds of birds winter on and around the Mystic River and Lakes as long as open water is available. We'll be looking for raptors, such as a possible Bald Eagle, Merlin or Red-tailed Hawk; waterfowl, including Common and Hooded Mergansers; and much more. Dress appropriately for the weather. (In very cold weather, this means in layers with hat or cap, gloves, water resistant boots with tread.) Meet at the Mystic Lakes Dam. Park at the Medford Boat Club parking lot in Medford directly off the Mystic Valley Parkway. (The parking lot is your first left about a half mile north of the Rte 60 bridge crossing the Mystic.) Canceled in persistent rain or icy conditions; will go in snow as long as parking is open at the Mystic Lakes. Bring a birding field guide and binoculars if possible; there will be car pooling and very limited walking from the cars. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Mystic River. 10:00AM-12:00PM Paul Roberts

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