Walks

On a Saturday morning in May at the Blake Town Forest in Gill

Bird walks happen each spring and fall. Our busiest time of year is from late March through early June which includes the spring migration season. Nature walks can happen any time. Some walks are guided by experienced individuals. Some walks are self-guided. 


The schedule of guided walks is subject to change. If it's raining, guided walks are canceled. Check this page frequently and before heading out to a site. 


If you're going out by yourself during the spring or fall migration seasons, check the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdCast site for up to date forecasts of best days. Keep in mind the following:






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COVID RULES
Please bring a mask. Be prepared to wear it if conditions warrant.  
Rules will be updated as conditions change.
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RECOMMENDED ANYTIME - Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey S. Ames Accessible Nature Trail 

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Winter, 2024


Winter Animal Tracking Walk
Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Led by David Brown
Sponsored by the Erving Conservation Commission
Details


Winter Animal Tracking Walk CANCELED 

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 9:30am    On account of insufficient snow cover
Join other members of the Northfield Bird Club for a 2-3 hour walk, searching for the tracks and signs of winter-active animals. Meet at the library parking lot from where we may walk part of the Mill Brook system or drive around to the Birnam Road parking lot, depending on which promises the better wildlife activity. This program is weather-dependent so check with the club website before setting off. The walk is suitable for adults and teens. Wear snow-proof boots and dress warmly since tracking does not provide a lot of warming exertion. Leader: David Brown https://dbwildlife.com


Spring, 2024


Planning for walks this spring is underway. The walks will adhere closely to the pattern of previous years. Check back during the winter when we will set the itinerary.



Click below on our recent Walks history to find out more about our usual venues and to review results of some past walks. 


Watch this space for updated details. 



Recent History and Results  



The Merlin phone app from the Cornell Lab is highly recommended for identification of birds by sight and by song.
Click on the image below to download.