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Birds of the Gardens

We have so many incredible birds that have made the Victory Gardens their home! Check out our calendar for information on a bird walk we are having this year with Mass Audubon.

Our members and community members are always taking photos of the birds and wildlife in the gardens. All of the photos taken on this page were taken in the gardens. We encourage everyone to photograph the birds they see in the gardens and e-mail them to info@fenwayvictorygardens.org to us so we can post it to our social media accounts or to our website with credit to the photographer.

For more information on bird walks, bird sightings, bird identification, and local birding information, visit the websites below of local birding groups and resources:
          Brookline Bird Club – Annual Bird walks 
          Emerald Necklace Bird Club – Annual Bird walks, bird sightings, identification 
          Mass Audubon – Annual Bird walks
          Mass Audubon Recent Sightings – Bird sightings list, bird identification 
          Bob Mayer’s birding blog – Bird sightings, audio of bird calls, birding tips 
          E-Bird – Bird sightings list 
          Fenway Civic Association – Annual Bird walks

Also, many of our members have downloaded this free app which was developed by Cornell University to help people identify birds and their calls. Download this free app from Itunes by clicking the link which takes you to the Itunes App page: Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology By Cornell University

Merlin App Description:
What’s that bird? Merlin Bird ID helps you solve the mystery in 5 questions, or with a photo of a bird. First, Merlin asks you a few simple questions. Then, almost like magic, it reveals the list of birds that best match your description. Pick your bird, then delve into more photos, sounds, and ID tips about your bird! If you have a photo, Merlin can help there as well. Take a photo, or choose one from your photo gallery, and Merlin will offer a list of birds that best match your photo. Merlin is fun and easy to use—whether you’re curious about a bird you’ve seen once or you’re hoping to identify every bird that comes to your feeder. The answers are waiting for you with this free app from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

A rare sighting of an American Woodcock in a garden, Photo by Russel Bowers