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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 3
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949
 
Saturday, September 6
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
This trip will mark the beginning of migrants traveling back through Dunback Meadow. Meeting place: Allen Street entrance to Dunback Meadow in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson
 
Wednesday, September 10
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949
 
Sunday, September 14
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 Karsten E. Hartel

Wednesday, September 17
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949

Saturday, September 20
Plum Island - Shorebirds and More
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. Join us as we look for shorebirds, raptors, songbirds...whatever is there. Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen and insect spray. Meet at Parking Lot 1 of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (directions). 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

Saturday, September 20
Horn Pond Conservation Area, Woburn
We will take a half day walk, exploring the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area. The first half of the walk will focus on the main pond, accompanying lagoons and marsh areas in search of migrating fall warblers and sparrows. The second half will focus on areas along scrub habitat in search of Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, and Eastern Towhee. The second half has terrain that may be uneven with muddy areas possible. Meeting place: Sturgis Street entrance. 7:30 a.m. Paul Ippolito

Sunday, September 21
Exploring Lincoln
Join us as we explore the fields and woods of Lincoln. Just about anything is possible, but we'll be looking for warblers, sparrows, raptors, and other surprises. Meet at the municipal parking lot at the Mall at Lincoln Station. Directions: take Route 2 to Bedford Road south (right turn just after the lights and then straight through the lights). Bedford Road changes to Lincoln Road in Lincoln center. Follow Lincoln Road until you reach the Mall at Lincoln Station (slightly over 2 miles from Rt. 2). Turn right into the parking lot before the train tracks. At the far right corner, there is another parking lot with numbered spaces, park here. 7:30-11:00AM. Jason Forbes

Wednesday, September 24
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949

Saturday, September 27
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
Migrants will still 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

Wednesday, October 1
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949
 
Saturday, October 4
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 5
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 8
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949

Saturday, October 11
Rock Meadow, Belmont
We will explore the Community Gardens to see what birds are enjoying the remnants of plants, then walk through the meadows and paths. Meet in the parking lot off Mill Street; the entrance is now marked with a wooden sign. 8:00-10:00AM. Carol Thrope 

Saturday, October 11
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 Jason Forbes

Sunday, October 12
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 late migrants. 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 Karsten E. Hartel

Wednesday, October 15
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949

Wednesday, October 22
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949

Sunday, October 26
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 29
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. Meet at the 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. 7:30-9:00AM. Cancelled if raining. Karsten E. Hartel or 781-646-8949

Saturday, November 1
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 Meadow in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson
 
Saturday, November 8
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). 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

Sunday, November 9
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 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 entranc to Dunback Meadow in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson

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