Mt. Auburn Cemetery [Cambridge, MA]
If you’re a Great Crested Flycatcher just in from El Salvador, and you find yourself in the greater metropolitan Boston area, where are you likely to touch down? The lush, green, park-like Mt. Auburn Cemetery—final resting place of many renowned artists, writers, and philosophers—is a merely temporary resting place for thousands of migrating songbirds each spring, and May is the time to see them. The first waves of wood-warblers will be arriving, hanging from the trees like multi-colored fruit—and often several kinds of fruit on a single branch! A pair of Great Horned Owls has nested here in recent years—we’ll look for them, too. The exceptional variety of birds within a single setting makes Mt. Auburn a can’t-miss birding location, and well worth the drive south. Meet inside the entrance gates, 580 Mt. Auburn St., at 8:00 a.m.