Fall Bird Walks with Mass Audubon

September brings fall migration

September 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Explore author Edith Wharton's estate, including the woods, wetlands, and meadows that may have inspired her writing. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound and tips for exploring different habitats in search of swallows, woodpeckers, thrushes, and warblers. The experience is different each month: May walks focus on spring migration and the arrival of birds from central and south America; June and July focus on nesting season for year-round and summer visitors; September focuses on fall migration with boreal forest and tundra breeding birds heading south. Longer and shorter distance options available each week.

Programs are led by Zach Adams and Dale Abrams from Mass Audubon who love sharing their passion for birds and all of nature with others.

All walks last 2 hours and depart from the main parking lot near the ticket booth. Please bring your binoculars.

Groups are limited to 24 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. The trails at The Mount are variable including some sections that may be rugged or muddy; please come prepared for your own comfort (e.g. hiking boots, bug spray, hiking poles).

As of August 3, we have updated our face-mask policy at The Mount. We strongly encourage vaccinated visitors to wear masks when attending outdoor events. Unvaccinated visitors must wear masks at all times. When indoors, masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, info@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

Thanks to our joint sponsor:

  • Free On-site Event
  • Registration is required through Mass Audubon
  • Photo of black-throated green warbler by Zach Adams

Mass Audubon Guides

Zach Adams

Zach has been studying birds since his childhood when he fell in love with the sounds of wood ducks and redwing blackbirds in the marshes. He holds a BS in Environmental Science from Juniata College and has worked as an educator and program leader, since the age of 16. From reptiles and amphibians to live birds of prey, he enjoys teaching on any topic in nature. Zach has been a Teacher Naturalist for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries since November 2018 where he leads programs in birding, hiking, tracking, and canoeing. He is extremely passionate about ornithology and the opportunity to share his love for birds with everyone around him. “Each bird song is a glimpse into a different world, and little can deflate the smile when you hear your first warbler sing.”

Dale Abrams

Dale Abrams is the Education Manager for Mass Audubon in Western, Massachusetts. He is a life-long naturalist whose specialties include birding, wildlife tracking, and forest and wetland ecosystem studies. He holds a BS in Biology from Humboldt State University in California and a MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England. He has worked as a naturalist for State Parks in California, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, the Fish & Wild Service in Puerto Rico, and many environmental education organizations. His home since 2000 has been in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, from which he explores the diverse ecosystems and rich cultural history of the northeast.