The History of Birds & Birding at Mount Auburn
From the 1830 discovery in the woods of Sweet Auburn of a then-unknown to science Olive-sided Flycatcher, to the 2011 nest of a Great Horned Owl that sparked great public interest, Mount Auburn has long been a hot-spot for both resident and migrating birds. Consequently it is also a favored spot in the area for bird-watchers, both famous ornithologists and local Friends of Mount Auburn. Take a look at our virtual timeline to find out more about the history of birds and birding at Mount Auburn over the past 180 years.
Click “start” below to begin exploring and then click on any timeline entry for additional details.