For full details of upcoming walks and other events, please join the Boxborough Birders Group email listEvents in italics are organized by other groups, but may be of interest to Boxborough Birders.

Please note: Given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant risks of contagion, the Boxborough Birders are suspending all of our scheduled walks. We DO encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy birding and to share your most interesting sightings with the group. Birding is fun individually and we can share virtually. Hopefully the virus will dissipate as the weather warms; however, until there’s a clearer path forward, it’s better to reduce the risks from being too close while birding, carpooling or touching someone’s spotting scope.

Where to find woodcocks:
As for next week’s cancelled woodcock observation at Rolling Meadow in Boxborough (286 Littlefield Road), you can go on your own anytime as they are active now. Park on Littlefield Road across from the Rolling Meadow entrance which has a sign and a chained entrance. Arrive 15 minutes before sunset and watch from the sign or the road looking into the meadow. Al Sgroi noted great activity last week until the great horned owl started hooting putting a quick end to the woodcock show! Other places to observe woodcocks include:

  • Saturday, May 9 — eBird Global Big Day
  • May 15–16 — Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon
  • Sunday, May 17 @ 7am — Horse Meadow Knoll, Harvard (Rita and SVT)

See also New England Birding Calendar

For a hunting schedule (to avoid hunters), see the Bird Observer