Annual Mystic Winter Bird Walk Announced

Annual Mystic Winter Birding Walk with Friends of the Mystic River and the Menotomy Bird Club

Saturday, February 4, 2012,  10:00 a.m. - Noon

Take a two-hour trip along the Mystic Lakes and Upper Mystic River to discover what birds can be found in the middle of winter. Each year hundreds of birds winter on and around the Mystic River and Lakes, as long as open water is available. We'll be looking for raptors, such as a possible eagle or Red-tailed Hawk; waterfowl, including Common and Hooded Mergansers; and much more.

Dress appropriately for the weather. (In very cold weather, this means in layers with hat or cap, gloves, water resistant boots with tread.) Meet on Saturday, February 4 at 10 a.m. in front of West Medford Congregational Church at 400 High Street (Route 60), Medford. Canceled in case of rain or icy conditions; will go in snow as long as parking is open at the Mystic Lakes. Bring a birding field guide and binoculars if possible; there will be car pooling and limited walking. Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club.

For more info call Paul Roberts at 781-483-4263 or email or