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Bob Greco

Bob Greco

Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG)

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Birding in the Public GardenIt is certainly not a secret among avid bird watchers, but most people who live in and around Boston probably don’t realize how fantastic the bird watching opportunities are in the metropolitan area.

Earlier this month, I took an early morning train into North Station and the Green Line subway to Boylston Street station so that I could look for warblers and other spring migrants in the Boston Public Garden. I always make an effort to catch the warbler migration in Boston and Cambridge during the month of May.

I saw a total of six warbler species and met up with another birder who saw three additional warbler species that morning. I saw northern parula, black throated green, black Boston Public Gardenand white, black throated blue, yellow rumped, and common yellowthroat warblers. In total, I counted 26 species of birds in about an hour and a half of birding, including a veery, chimney swifts, Baltimore orioles, white and red breasted nuthatches, a red tailed hawk that nests in the area, and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard!

My two favorite spots for spring birding in the Boston area are the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge and the Boston Public Garden. All of the areas listed below are readily accessible via public transportation.

Boston Public Garden Boston Public Garden

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Belle Island Marsh Reservation, East Boston

City of Boston Emerald Necklace Parks (Boston Common, Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park, etc.)  

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