Steering Committee


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!

Saturday, May 6
Spring at Horn Pond
Horn Pond offers a variety of habitats with a great variety of both breeding birds and migrants. Meet at 7:00AM at the Sturgis Street entrance to Horn Pond. Marj Rines 

Sunday, May 7
Spring Migration in the Middlesex Fells
In mid-May, many warblers and other migrants stop over in the Middlesex Fells. In addition to the warblers, we’ll look for arriving breeders such as Great Crested Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting and Brown Thrasher. Meet on Playstead Road where it meets Winthrop Street in Medford. Please park on the west side in front of the cemetery. 7:00-10:00AM. Paul Devaney

Monday, May 8
Spring Migration at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge and Watertown is one of the best local spots to view spring migration. Park in the cemetery and meet at the kiosk by the main entrance gate. 7:00-10:00AM Brooke Stevens

Wednesday May 10
Birding the Western Greenway

The Western Greenway consists of over 1200 acres of interconnected open space in Waltham, Lexington, and Belmont. There has been little documentation of migratory or breeding birds in many parts of the Greenway. We will choose a section in Lexington that most likely few Menotomy Birders know or bird. Meet at Cart Path Lane, off Walnut Street in Lexington. 6:30-9:00AM Roger Wrubel and Keith Ohmart

Saturday, May 20
Dunback Meadow
We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of migrants and breeding birds: warblers, swallows, vireos, and many more. Meet at Allen Street entrance.8:00-10:00AM Bobbie Hodson

Sunday, May 28
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord
We'll look for rails and other marsh birds and hopefully have a few surprises as well.  Meeting place: Refuge parking lot on Monsen Road (off Rt. 62). 6:30-9:00 AM Jason Forbes

Monday, May 29
Breeders and Migrants: Middlesex Fells
In late May the breeders have settled into the Middlesex Fells. We’ll look for Great Crested Flycatchers, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, Brown Thrashers and a variety of others. This is also the time of year to catch some late migrant species such as flycatchers. Meet on Playstead Road where it meets Winthrop Street in Medford. Please park on the west side in front of the cemetery. 7:00-9:30 AM. Lorraine Kaplan lorraine.e.kaplan@gmail.com and Renee LaFontaine

Saturday, June 10
Breeding Birds at Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach (Charles Shannon Beach), a small DCR park at the northern end of the Mystic Lakes in Winchester, attracts a large variety of breeding birds. It is the best local place to see Orchard Orioles.  Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds, Warbling Vireos, Pine Warblers, and Chipping Sparrows are among the species that nest here every year.  Meet in the large parking lot on Mystic Valley Pkwy.   7:30-8:30 AM Renee LaFontaine