Birdwatching at Arlington Reservoir
Adult Enrichment / Walking Tours -
Take a two-hour birdwatching field trip of about 1.25 miles around the Arlington Reservoir. While fall birdwatching isn’t as colorful and song-filled as spring birdwatching, there are still treasures to be found. Learn different strategies for locating and identifying birds based on their appearance, songs and calls, behavior, and habitat. To get the most out of this field trip, attendance at the Birdwatching 101: What to Know Before You Go class is highly encouraged. Please note: Binoculars are highly recommended, and scopes are encouraged.
Ben has studied and taught atmospheric and climate science for over a decade. He is particularly interested in grasping the complexity of atmospheric chemistry and climate science and the ways in which humans impact, and are impacted by, our atmosphere.
Ben Brown-Steiner and Toni Sacco have been birdwatching together for over a decade starting with classes taken at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. In 2020 they travelled throughout Eastern Massachusetts birdwatching as a socially distanced activity, observing over 160 species during the course of the year. Ben is partial to tree birds and their elaborate songs while Toni likes water and shore birds.