Upcoming Events

Due to Covid-19 our upcoming trips are subject to local and state regulations, and we may need to cancel some events for our safety and yours. We continue to be careful now so we can flock together safely soon!

Club membership and events are FREE, but we require parent/guardian submission of 
MYBC permission forms prior to participation in club activities. Paper forms will be available at all in-person events. 

If you have suggestions or feedback concerning field trip locations, please let us know at admin@massyoungbirders.org


In-Person Event: Birding

Christmas Bird Count | Your Local Neighborhoods

Tuesday, December 14th
Through Wednesday January 5th

Time of day depends on your local area

122 years ago bird enthusiasts across the US began a holiday tradition to count each bird seen around their homes to help monitor their local bird populations. Audubon has been using these data collected over the century to help conserve bird species. This year you can join the tens of thousands of volunteers to help add to this data!


Sign up with birders in your area to brave the cold to wish your resident birds happy holidays. Don’t forget your hot chocolate.

How to sign up?
1. Sign up here with Audubon to receive Christmas Bird Count details and data along with other community science information.

2. View the map of the areas to be included in the 122nd Christmas Bird Count.

3. Click the area in the US that you are interested in searching for birds.

4. Contact the birder leading the count (the 'Compiler') by email. Bring binoculars, warm layers, gloves, and snacks to the count.


To maximize the FUN you have, we encourage you to coordinate with other MA Young Birder Club members to count together! After all, birds of a feather flock together.

This is a free event, but registration with your local lead birder is required.


In-Person Event: Birding

Birding Mount Auburn Cemetery | Cambridge

Saturday, November 13th 

[rain date November 20th]

Join fellow young birders as we explore one of the best-known places for birding in the state: Mt. Auburn Cemetery! Paved trails pass under giant trees, thickets, and ponds. Wildlife is all around. Not as spooky as you'd think. What birds can we find?? Join us and help in the search! Bring your friends, and meet club members. As always, we'll bring the binoculars.

Where – Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138. We will meet at 9:00am just inside the main gate near the Administration Building. There is a small parking lot nearby along Garden Avenue (inside the main gate) or you can park on any of the roads in the cemetery that do not have a green line painted down the center.

Accessibility information – We plan to walk along paved paths and roads, but some places may be a bit steep or hilly.  

What to Bring- Remember your water, and sunscreen. Bring your binoculars and/or camera if you have them. We’ll have extra binoculars and field guides to borrow. We'll also have hand sanitizer. Please bring a mask if you are unvaccinated.

Land Acknowledgement - The Cambridge area has been stewarded by generations of the Massachusett peoples.

Restrooms are available. This is a free event, but
registration is required.


Wood Duck by Cory Elowe