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Timberdoodle Trek, Alewife Reservation, Cambridge, MA

Updated: Apr 11


🔊 SOUND ON! 🔊 "PEENT PEENT", Video of a male American Woodcock calling in between its breeding display flights by club member, Shin Yu. The excited young birders were rewarded by an American Woodcock landing a few feet from where they were patiently waiting for birds to begin their breeding flights.


Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2023 at Alewife Reservation,

An American Woodcock stands in a snowy wooded area in Rhode Island by Colby Slezak

Cambridge, MA to celebrate the start of spring with American Woodcocks. America's strangest shorebird, the American Woodcock, is unique in many ways. It lives in the forest (a shorebird in the forest?!), and at the beginning of the breeding season in late March through mid-April, the male uses nearby open spaces to court onlooking females. This dazzling flight display is what the MYBC will be setting out to look for next week.


WHERE: Alewife Brook Reservation, we will park at the Alewife Reservation DCR parking lot, 2-8 Acorn Park Dr, Cambridge, MA 02140


WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 5:30 - 7:30


WHAT TO BRING:

  • Layers

  • Water

  • Winter Weather Apparel - it might get chilly as the sun goes down!

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes

  • Binoculars (we have loaner binoculars for participants to use during the program)


ACCESSIBILITY: This event is free. We will be walking paved and unpaved trails as well as boardwalks.


Registration is required for this free event.









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