Date: 7/7/17 7:56 am From: 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Subject: [Arlington Birds] DCR July FREE Birding Programs
North Region Coastal District
Department of Conservation and Recreation
July 2017 COMING EVENTS
All Programs are FREE and open to the public. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels. Strongly recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone (781) 485-2804 Ext. 105 or email <Matthew.Nash...><mailto:<Matthew.Nash...>. For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit www.mass.gov/DCR<http://www.mass.gov/DCR> .
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation (Saratoga Street Entrance)
Saturday , July 8 8:30-9:30 a.m. CANCELLED
Due to nest failure. Please attend another program listed below.
Winthrop Shores Reservation
Saturday, July 8 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Explore the Winthrop Shores for shorebirds and learn how these birds are adapted for survival. On Friday July 7 we spotted Piping Plover, least tern, killdeer and oystercatchers. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them.
Meet at: Winthrop Beach on Winthrop Shore Drive across from Sturgis Street and 62 Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop, MA. On street parking is available free of charge. Accessible by Public Transportation: Paul Revere Transportation bus 712 or 713 Point Shirley-Orient Heights, arrive at the Winthrop Beach stop then walk down Sturgis Street, Winthrop MA (If traveling from outside Winthrop, board the bus at the MBTA Orient Heights station on the blue line). Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees). Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.
Revere Beach Reservation
Tuesdays, July 11 & 25 6:30 -8:00 p.m.
Explore beautiful Revere Beach for shorebirds and Manx Shearwaters and learn how these birds are adapted for survival. Walk up to 3 miles on the beach, on mud flats and paths. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Meet at: Across the street from One Carey Circle on the sidewalk of the semicircular parking lot. Accessible by MBTA Bus # 441 or 442 to Point of Pines stop: Cross street, turn right and walk approximately 0.3 miles to the sidewalk of the semicircular parking lot across the street from One Carey Circle. Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees).
An Oasis for Wildlife
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
Saturday, July 15 8:15 -9:15 a.m.
Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. We will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Meet at: Main Parking lot near the bulletin board, located on Bennington Street, East Boston between address 1236 Bennington St., East Boston and 173 Bennington St., Revere. Parking is on a paved lot and is free of charge. Accessible by public transportation: MBTA Blue line, Beachmont Station. Exit station, turn right, at intersection cross State Road/Bennington Street, travel right along Bennington Street to park entrance on the left. Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.
Birding 101 at Halibut Point State Park
Sunday, July 16 8:00 -10:00 a.m.
Halibut Point State Park
Join us on a two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Boots are advisable. Please bring your binoculars and if you are able to a spotting scope to share. For more information, contact Caroline at <songbirder...><mailto:<songbirder...>
Meet at: Halibut Point State Park, Parking lot, on Gott Avenue in Rockport.