Find Birding Spots in Boston

There are many birding spots in Boston that are pretty easily accessible by public transit or car. To see and learn about birds of all different species, find areas for birding in Boston, including Cambridge, Somerville or Brookline. Just be sure to bring your binoculars!

Best Spots for Birding in Boston

Here are our choices for the best spot for birding in the Boston area:

Centrally-located wildlife sanctuary in Brookline with a natural pond and wetlands home to a wide variety of birds.

Alewife Brook Reservation

Alewife Brook Reservation is a birding spot in North Cambridge that has many species of birds to view.

A huge 280-acre urban space in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, this park attracts 150+ species of birds and mammals, as well as pond life like fish, frogs, turtles, dragonflies.

Fresh Pond Reservation is a Cambridge reservation that’s ideal for birding that has bird species like Red Tailed Hawks.

Boston Nature Center is a nature preserve in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, home to 150 species of birds.

The Fens is a large park in Boston with several garden areas within the park that are great for bird watching.

Ramler Park is a small green space for bird watching in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, this park has greenery and a fountain that attract many bird species.

Olmsted Park is a large green space area with fresh water ponds and wood areas home to birds, fish, ducks and geese.

This historic cemetery hosts a diverse specimen of birds and wildlife, and is an ideal spot near Boston for birders to visit year-round.

A community pond located in Brighton, with walking paths, and many opportunities to see birds and wildlife.

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation is a 350 acre urban nature preserve in East Boston, and is the last remain salt marsh, offering unique bird watching.

A historic cemetery, sculpture garden and arboretum that spans 250 acres, this green space is ideal for birding.

Castle Island is a great spot for birding, including alcids, loons & sea ducks, shorebirds, and even snowy owls.

There are over 6 miles of walking trails, making it a great urban setting to observe birds and fall migrants and a favorite habitat for many bird species.

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View the entire list of spots for birding in the Boston area, including Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville.