Spring Birding at Dolan Pond

Spring Birding at Dolan Pond


Saturday, 05/13/2023    
7:30 am - 9:30 am


Dolan Pond
76 Webster Park, Newton, MA, 02465

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Explore Dolan Pond Conservation Area in West Newton at peak time for newly arrived colorful residents, as well as migrating warblers, thrushes, vireos and more. This area is home to a number of vernal pools which provide habitat for ducks, herons, turtles, frogs, and toads.   Colorful wood ducks have nested and had babies here in recent years .

Over 60 species are usually seen each spring and it is considered an eBird hotspot – you can find the latest eBird results for Dolan Pond Conservation Area at https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2829294

This will be an easy walk over accessible paths and boardwalk in this 9 acre conservation area.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  Children and beginners are welcome.  If the group is large, we will split into multiple sections.  Meet near 76 Webster Park and park around the circle (HP parking available).   In  pouring rain, the trip may be canceled.

Trip Leaders, who all frequently bird at Dolan Pond, are Ian Buzby, Mike Hanley, and Ted Kuklinski (tkuklinski@aol.com).