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Guided Bird Tours on the Esplanade

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The Esplanade Association, in partnership with Brookline Bird Club, will be leading a leisurely guided bird walk along the park – great for beginners and experts alike! We will walk around 1 mile, identifying birds and learning how to use binoculars and field guides. We will have limited binoculars to share – if you have any, please bring them along.

The Esplanade is home to a variety of species from songbirds to waterfowl. You can view the latest sightings on the Esplanade on eBird. No prior birding experience is necessary and everyone is welcome; jumpstart your day with some birding!

All Guided Bird Tours will meet outside Community Boating's main entrance. We will walk along the Charles River Esplanade from the Longfellow Bridge upriver looking for birds on both land and water. We hope to see a range of spring migrants as well as year-round natives and birds setting up their breeding territories.


This bird walk is part of the Esplanade Association’s guided tour series. Join the Esplanade Association each month to learn about the ins and outs of the park, from our history to our trees! You can find a calendar of all of our guided tours on our website here: Esplanade Guided Tours.


The Brookline Bird Club (BBC) is the largest, and one of the oldest and most active of the bird clubs in the US. 
They sponsor an active program of year-round field trips, covering the entire state of Massachusetts from the Berkshires to Stellwagen Bank and across New England.

Please cancel if you are no longer able to attend.
By registering, you automatically sign the electronic waiver to participate in this program.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@EsplanadeBoston) to learn the latest news on upcoming tours and potential cancellations due to weather conditions. You can also look to our Facebook page (@EsplanadeBoston) and Instagram (@EsplanadeInBoston) to find out the latest news on upcoming programs and all things Esplanade.


In the event of extreme weather or other hazardous conditions, the Esplanade Association will email all participants and post a cancellation notice. Please follow our social media accounts Twitter (@EsplanadeBoston)/ Facebook page (@EsplanadeBoston) / Instagram (@EsplanadeInBoston) to keep up to date about potential cancellations.


Directions to Community Boating, Inc:

Cross the Fanny Appleton Footbridge. Look for the boathouse at the end of the footbridge. We'll meet near the big sailboat out front.

***Please note that there is no public parking on the Esplanade and vehicles are not permitted in the park***

Walking: If entering by foot, you can take one of many footbridges to enter the park. They are all noted on this map. Community Boating is closest to the Fanny Appleton Footbridge which is located near the Charles MGH (Red Line) MBTA Station!  

MBTA: Community Boating is a 5 minute walk from the Charles MGH (Red Line) MBTA Station. Find all of the nearby stations on this map. 

Blue Bikes: Pick up a Bluebike at any station around Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville and return to a station located conveniently near the Hatch Shell. Find locations on the System Map or mobile app.  


Recommended parking location nearby is the Mass Eye & Ear Parking Lot



Please direct rideshare vehicles to drop you off on Cambridge Street or Charles Street. The Whitney Hotel is a good reference spot. Once you’ve been dropped off, enter the park on foot via the Fanny Appleton Footbridge. 

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