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.

Walk Guidelines:

  • In the spring of 2022 Boxborough Birders will resume regular walk guidelines. Masks are optional (no longer required) and there is no limit to the number of people on a walk.

Saturday, November 19
Parker River NWR, Newburyport

Leader: Liz Markiewicz
Tentative: Meet at Sargent Memorial Library parking lot to carpool, 427 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough

Tuesday, November 22
Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough
7:30 PM

Barry Van Dusen: Finding Sanctuary

Finding Sanctuary
“Finding Sanctuary: An Artist Explores the Nature of Mass Audubon” by Barry Van Dusen

Barry W. Van Dusen is an internationally recognized wildlife artist living in central Massachusetts. His articles and paintings have been featured in Bird Watcher’s Digest, Birding, and Yankee magazines and he has illustrated a variety of natural history books and pocket guides in association with the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Over the last decade, Barry Van Dusen has participated in four artist-in-residence programs around New England. In this one-hour illustrated talk, Barry will share stories and paintings from his previous residencies, with a focus on his latest and most ambitious residency project.

During a 4 ½ year period (2015-2019), Barry visited all 61 of Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers and museums, producing drawings and paintings at each location. You’ll hear about his adventures exploring Mass Audubon properties all around Massachusetts, and learn more about the approach Barry uses to meet the demands and challenges of working on location. He’ll also show how field sketches and studies are used in the studio for larger, more complex works. Join Barry in this celebration of the rich biological diversity in Massachusetts and the Mass Audubon sanctuary system.

Barry was also Artist-in-Residence at Fruitlands during the 2010 season.

For more information about Barry and examples of his artwork, visit

October 25-December 30
Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough

The Boxborough Birders Photo Exhibit features the works of members Simon Bunyard, Mitchell Heydt, and Stephen Kent. Click on the flyer at the right to see examples of their photos. The exhibit runs from October 25th through December 30th. Join us for the Opening Reception on October 25th, 5:00 – 7:00PM, at the library. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, January 1, 2023
Christmas Bird Count

See also New England Birding Calendar

During hunting season, wear orange when birding on properties that allow hunting or that abut land where hunting is or may be allowed (many parcels in Boxborough and surrounding towns).  Check out these links for more info:

Code of Ethics