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Trip Schedule

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!

Sunday, October 1
Middlesex Fells, Lawrence Woods
There are still some fall migrants passing through, and it's a great time of year for a hike in the Fells. Join us as we explore the Lawrence Woods section of the Middlesex Fells in Medford, looking for migrating warblers, woodpeckers and raptors. We'll meet in Winchester at the intersection of Town Way & Winford Way. 8:00-10:30AM Paul Devaney

Wednesday, October 4
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. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Saturday, October 7
Waltham Street Fields and Beyond
Let’s find some sparrows at the fields, then - who knows? Meet on Brookside Avenue near the intersection with Waltham Street in Lexington at 7:30AM. Marj Rines

Wednesday, October 11
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. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Saturday October 14
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. 7:30-11:00AM JasonForbes

Sunday, October 15
Woburn Horn Pond, Evening Walk
Join us this evening as we take a 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. 4:00-6:00 PM Paul Ippolito

Wednesday, October 18

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. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Saturday, October 21
Carlisle Cranberry Bog
We’ll search the area Carlisle’s Cranberry Bog for newly-arrived winter visitors and late fall migrants — waterbirds, raptors and songbirds. 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 25
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. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel

Sunday, November 5
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 20
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 Meadows in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson