Birds & Birding at Mount Auburn

April 7, 2013

Photo by Al Parker, Mount Auburn Security

Mount Auburn Cemetery is recognized as one of the premier birding destinations in Massachusetts. The Cemetery’s diverse horticultural collections and natural features attract many specimens of birds, both migratory and year-round residents.  It is because so many birds can be found within the grounds that Mount Auburn has become a regular site of pilgrimage for thousands of bird watchers, from both near and far.

Explore more about Mount Auburn’s ornithological ties using the links below:

The History of Birds & Birding at Mount Auburn

A Birder’s Guide to Mount Auburn

Tips for Beginning Birders

Checklist of the Birds of Mount Auburn

Orinthologists and Benefactors of Birds at Mount Auburn

Sweet Auburn Magazine Spring 2012 Birding Photo Submissions

Winter Birding at Mount Auburn Video

Birds, Birders & Birding at Mount Auburn Photo Collection on Flickr

Bird watching at Mount Auburn Cemetery – from the Boston Globe

Mount Auburn’s Bird Watchers of the 1960’s – from the Boston Globe Magazine

A Timetable of Migration at Mount Auburn in May

Birds and Birding posts by Bob Stymeist

A Butterfly Walk, Bird Watching & more – a video by Growing Wisdom

Wood Thrush Singing at Mount Auburn

Spring 2011 Owl Siblingsas Sketched by Clare Walker Leslie

Great Horned Owls of Mount Auburn – a video by Ernie Sarro

Owls of the World – Who’s Watching You? Eyes on Owls at Mount Auburn’s Story Chapel

Redtails of Mount Auburn as blogged by Julie Zickefoose



  1. Barbara says:

    My husband and I visited Mt. Auburn yesterday (our first visit). After coming down from the Tower, we both saw 2 large birds. I viewed with binoculars and my husband had his camera. They were Broad-winged Hawks. At first they were sitting apart in the tree but then we actually saw them copulating. I noticed he was smaller than the female. My husband did get a few good pictures. I checked images online this morning and we are sure they were Broad-winged Hawks.

    Really enjoyed our visit and will return often now (we both recently retired).

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