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Native Americas camped here in the summer while fishing in the Mystic River.
Birding at the Brooks Estate
Nesting, Migratory and Visiting Birds
The Brooks Estate is known locally and regionally as an interesting and fruitful place to look for birds. The property attracts both the novice and expert birder throughout the year.
Brooks Pond, mixed forest and open areas provide some variety of habitats for nesting, migratory and visiting birds. Among the most common sights: red-tailed hawks circling above the higher parts of the property or over the Pond, seeking a quick lunch; spring warblers (25+ species have been seen here) in the many thickets across the Estate; woodpeckers in the dead trees (snags); waterfowl on Brooks Pond, including herons, geese, and ducks.
To Learn More / Do More
See our Events page for dates and times of occasional guided Bird Walks.
The Menotomy Bird Club in neighboring Arlington, MA often has updates on Brooks Estate bird sightings and other useful information. www.mrines.com/menotomy/.
The Brookline Bird Club has an e-mail alert network and much more: www.brooklinebirdclub.org
Bird Observor is a good site for Massachusetts and all of New England: www.birdobserver.org
For a Map of the Winchester Town Forest, go to: www.winchestermass.org/oldwoodguid.html.