Bird Walk at Mt. Auburn Cemetary Print Email

Tuesday, May 27, 6:45 AM
Shuttle bus departs from Quincy House 7:00 AM, returns 9:00 AM.

I will be leading a bird walk May 27 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Mt. Auburn Cemetery is a “must” for any and all ornithologists, of whatever level. Its rich variety of trees, bushes, and ponds attracts more species than any other area in the Greater Boston region. All the “regulars” will be there, but in addition we can expect to see Baltimore Orioles nesting and a large variety of flycatchers, swifts, and swallows. There is a good chance of catching a Scarlet Tanager, a Cedar Waxwing and an Eastern Kingbird. The two ponds should give us a Mute Swan and a Great Blue Heron.

Although the height of the warbler migration is the second week of May, we should catch the tail end of the warblers. Seen in the past have been the Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Northern Parula Warbler, and Wilson’s Warbler.Bring binoculars and warm clothing. Expect a slow walk of about one mile.

Arthur Shurcliff

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