A Bird Walk With Friends From the Anti-Racist Collective of Avid Birders
Many Helping Hands is excited to bring you a morning bird walk with the wonderful folks from the Anti-Racist Collective of Avid Birders.
Beginners enthusiastically welcome!
Please join as us as we greet the first migrants of spring at the wonderful Alewife Reservation and seek out resident birds that are beginning to nest.
With skilled leaders, we will explore the birds of Alewife Brook Reservation, a mix of hardwood and wetlands in the Mystic River watershed in north Cambridge. This area has had a complex natural history—from spawning grounds for herring and alewives, to railroads and toxic outflows and finally to one of the most successful restorations in the state.
Early spring migration should bring us a few special birds in addition to the many resident species. We’ll have a chance to watch waders in the various ponds and along the Little River. And we’ll get to hear a wide variety of woodland birds and learn about birding by ear.
The Reservation is partially accessible but paths can be muddy. We will offer a walk later in the spring for birders with mobility challenges if there is interest. Please let us know if you are interested.
We encourage sturdy footwear and a light jacket as it can be much cooler in the early morning. Birding can be even slower than leisurely walking when there is a lot to see!
Binoculars recommended. We do have a few pairs to lend. Please email us in advance if you wish to borrow a pair. We’ll show you how to use them.
Space is strictly limited to 20. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you cannot attend, please let us know so we can invite someone from the waiting list.
REGISTRATION OPEN APRIL 8th
ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE
ABOUT OUR TRIP LEADERS
Jesse Harrison is a musician and business owner who is passionate about diversity—both wild and human. He started watching birds at his Grandma’s window feeder when he was little…she gave him a pair of binoculars and he’s been a birder ever since.
Andy Kapinos is a founding member of ACAB. He works as a teacher and a cook in Holyoke, MA. He spends his free time chasing birds, playing music, and hiking with his dog Rosie.”