Early Morning Summer Solstice Bird Watch

At Great Meadow in Concord, MA

Early Morning Summer Solstice Wetlands Bird Walk (Limited to 10 people)
Great Meadow National Wildlife Refuge Monson Road Concord, MA 
Sat June 22  6:30 am-10am Meet in Parking lot. 
GM is free to members with annual pass. For all others, the refuge now requests a $4 per person entry fee. (There’s a box where you put your cash.) That’s good for the week.

One of the great birding “hotspots” in Massachusetts, Great Meadow offers rich habitat to a wide range of birds.Virginia Rail, ducks, three kinds of swallows, several herons, raptors, numerous woodpeckers, and at least three kinds of sparrows are all regulars. The star, perhaps, is the indomitable Marsh Wren with its ferocious bubbling song. While migration is over, a few famous migrants nonetheless stick around and raise a few chicks. Let’s see what we can find.

Easy trails, about 3-4 miles of walking. The ground is generally quite dry, but can be muddy in spots. Stay on trails to avoid ticks. Can be buggy! Beginning and young birders are welcome. Please bring binoculars, sharp eyes and sharp ears. Rain or high wind cancels—will put a notice on Facebook 12 hours before. If you do want to borrow binoculars, email the trip leader who has a few extra pairs to lend. Trip leader is Mari Badger ’83. mfbadger@gmail.com 

Sign up in advance here. Please carpool or offer a ride to a fellow tiger—visit the Princeton in Cambridge/Boston Facebook Group to make a ride request or offer.