Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Tall yellow flowers in a green garden with a red barn in the background.
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln

Birds & Birding at Drumlin Farm

Drumlin Farm hosts a wide variety of birds year-round. Join us on an upcoming birding program or go birding on your own. Whichever you choose, bring the checklist of birds you might see at Drumlin Farm.

download Massachusetts Birding Checklist (152.3 kB)

Share Your Sightings

After your visit, take a few minutes to submit your bird sightings to Mass Audubon’s eBird page, a collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Birding Hot Spots

The sanctuary has several well-maintained and monitored birding spots for beginners and experts alike, such as the top of the drumlin, out in our edge-habitat crops fields, and in our Red Pine forests.

Bird Hill

When you visit Drumlin Farm, you have an opportunity to see many of our native wildlife in three unique exhibits, including Bird Hill. Drumlin Farm provides a long-term home for these rehabilitated, injured, or human-habituated wildlife, who would not be able to survive in the wild on their own.

Walking along the trail on Bird Hill you can encounter most of the raptors that live in Massachusetts. Depending on the season, hawks, falcons, owls, and vultures look back at you from their enclosures. 

Near the birds of prey, you will have the chance to observe a group of ground-dwelling, chicken-like birds—ring-necked pheasants.