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Marion Larson

Marion Larson

MassWildlife Outreach Coordinator

 

This month I shared an outdoor adventure on The Great Outdoors blog about winter birding a couple of T-accessible spots just north of Boston.

There are some wonderful urban locations where you can see a wide variety of birds. Belle Isle Marsh, a property owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is a very convenient spot with the MBTA Blue Line Suffolk Downs T Station almost directly across the street! We were the only people walking along the marsh and over a boardwalk with a viewing platform—we saw a flock of two dozen tree sparrows, four red tail hawks, and a woodpecker, heard a chickadee, and watched some ducks and Canada geese in the open water.

Other T-accessible birding locations in and around Boston are the Boston area are the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Public Garden, the Boston Common and The Fens. In Cambridge, there is Mt. Auburn Cemetery or Fresh Pond.  

Check out my post to get birding maps and guides and where else to spot urban birds.

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