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Bird Walk With Jeff Collins, Saturday May 17, 2014

Published on May 17, 2014 by Hal

Unfortunately, due to the heavy rain, the bird walk had to be cancelled and we are not able to reschedule for this spring. Hopefully next year will produce a more opportune day.

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Southborough Open Land Foundation will take part in Mass Audubon’s annual “Bird-a-thon” with a bird walk led by Jeff Collins. The walk will be at Beals Preserve, meeting at 7:00 AM sharp at the triangle area of Main St. (Route 30) and Northborough Rd. for a brief introduction. The walk should finish at approximately 9:00 AM. No previous bird watching experience is necessary. Last year walkers at this popular event saw a variety of birds including a Chimney Swift, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Baltimore Oriole, Barn Swallow, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Bobolink, Common Grackle, Common Yellowthroat, Comorant, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Crested Flycatcher, Green Heron, House sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Red-tailed hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Song Sparrow, Tree Swallow, and a Yellow Warbler.

Jeff Collins, Director of Mass Audubon’s Ecological Management Department has led many birding tours in North and South America. He shares a wide range of information on plants, animals, birds and habitats as well has his enthusiasm for the natural beauty of each destination .If you would like more information about the Bird-a-thon, or to contribute to its support, visit Jeff’s Bird-a-thon page.

Bring your binoculars and, of course, dress appropriately for ticks! This event is free and open to all.