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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mt. Auburn Cemetery Birding Hotspot!!

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Northern Parula

Birders searching in the tall trees.


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

You can drive and park on the roads and get out to bird.

Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA is a world famous birding hotspot and the birds showed up today. Lots of warblers and lots of birders were there including us with our friends, Bill Riley (one of the founders of the Everglades Foundation) and his wife Suzie. Blackburnian Warblers were one of the highlights and we saw many other warblers including Northern Parula, Bay-breasted, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided and Prairie Warblers. Plus other species like Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles and a nice Veery. However, the birds are way high up in the trees and the trees were partially leafed out obscuring the birds. Thus photography was a challenge with the point and shoot Canon SX 50. It is such a beautiful place with multiple habitats and lots of mature oaks whose flowers attracted the many insects the warblers were actively feeding on. Safe journey birds!

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