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Field Trip: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

  • May 19, 2024
  • 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
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Join Peggy MacLeod at this hot spot known as one of spring's best land bird migrant traps in eastern Massachusetts, where the numbers and diversity of songbirds and surprise semi-rare migrants can be staggering.  Both a wildlife sanctuary and stunning arboretum of native pines, oaks, and beeches, the cemetery is laid out in a network of ponds, wetlands, and dozens of winding avenues and paths. Accessible to individuals of all abilities, one can drive or walk to most areas as needed.

While visiting the cemetery’s diverse habitats over 1+ miles, the group will focus on helping all participants get eyes and ears on identified species, as well as checking in with other visitors about where to find the day's best encounters. Bring binoculars, water, and snacks and/or lunch. Notes: Mount Auburn is still an active cemetery – please review their online guidelines for birding etiquette. Restrooms are available at the entry gate. A lunch stop is possible on the return.

We will meet at 6:30 am to carpool from Sheldon Field Park and Ride, 26 Old Ferry Road in Northampton, and we will coordinate a meeting place at Mount Auburn. Ending time is flexible. Questions? Contact Limited to 15 participants. Please register online at least two days in advance of the trip.

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