Bird walk during the Bird-a-thon – May 12th

Above: Grab your binoculars and head out with SOLF and Mass Audubon to Breakneck Hill for the annual Bird-a-thon. (photo 2016 event cropped from Facebook )

On Saturday, May 12, SOLF and Mass Audubon will lead a public bird walk. The event is sponsored by Southborough Open Land Foundation. The event is free and open to the public (except for dogs.)

[Note: If you noticed that this is the third post in two days on upcoming SOLF events, well I warned you that the organization is hopping this month! Don’t forget, they’re also launching Evening Strolls this Sunday, May 6th.]

The annual Bird Walk is again timed during the Mass Audubon’s Bird-a-thon. This year, instead of exploring SOLF’s Beals Preserve, bird watchers will explore Breakneck Hill.

What is the Bird-a-thon? Last year, Mass Audubon’s site explained:

Bird-a-thon begin in 1983 as a way to channel the excitement of a birding competition into a community building fundraiser for Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries and programs. Since its inception in 1983, thousands of team members have raised over $2 million to support Mass Audubon’s work to protect the nature of Massachusetts through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Bird-a-thon 2018 will run from 6:00 pm on Friday, May 11 through 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 12.

Not so coincidentally, SOLF organizers are inviting the community to join them for a Bird Walk that Saturday: 

2017 Bird-a-thon with SOLF and MassAudubon from FacebookWe have a birdwalk with Jeff Collins scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 7:00AM at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land on Breakneck Hill Road. Jeff is Director of Mass Audubon’s Ecological Management Department and he has lead a number of birdwalks for SOLF. The walk will begin at 7:00 AM sharp. and will finish at approximately 9:00 AM. No previous bird watching experience is necessary. Bring your binoculars. No dogs, please.

You can read more about the bird-a-thon here. For more information on SOLF, click here.

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