Winter Bird Walk with Paul Roberts

Information courtesy of Friends of the Mystic River

MYSTIC LAKES AND RIVER WINTER BIRDING WALK

with Paul M. Roberts

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Take a two-hour birding walk along the Mystic Lakes and the 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 look for raptors, such as Bald Eagle, Merlin, Cooper’s Hawk and Red-tailed Hawk; waterfowl, including Common and Hooded Mergansers; Red-bellied Woodpeckers and more.

Dress appropriately for the weather. In very cold weather, this means in layers with hat or cap, gloves, and warm water resistant boots with good tread. Meet on Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m. at the Mystic Lakes Dam. Park at the Medford Boat Club parking lot in Medford directly off the Mystic Valley Parkway. (The parking lot is your first left about a half mile north of the Rte 60 bridge crossing the Mystic.) Canceled in persistent rain, icy conditions, moderate+ snow falling, or if the parking lot is unplowed from previous substantial snowfall. Will go in light snow flurries 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 walking short distances from the cars. Led by Paul M. Roberts. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Mystic River and the Menotomy Bird Club.

For more info call Paul Roberts at 781-483-4263 or email phawk254@comcast.net or mystic02155@hotmail.com