Southboro Open Land Foundation

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Bird Walk With Jeff Collins, May 14, 2016, Beals Preserve

Published on January 6, 2016 by Eileen Samberg

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, 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. You can also meet at the Kiosk on Beals Preserve, but you will miss the brief introduction. The walk should finish at approximately 9:00 AM. No previous bird watching experience is necessary. In previous years we have seen 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.

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

See a flyer for the program here.