Founded in 1831, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Watertown/Cambridge, MA was America's first landscaped cemetery and a major inspiration for its public parks. Today Mount Auburn, a designated National Historic Landmark, remains an active cemetery and a beautiful natural setting that inspires the living. Its well-maintained grounds offer a place to observe nature. As the popularity of the Brookline Bird Club field trips at Mount Auburn indicates, few places can rival the Cemetery for observing spring warbler migration.
In 1986, the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery was established to promote the appreciation and preservation of the cultural, historic, and natural resources of Mount Auburn. We invite you to show your support by joining the Friends. Members receive the newsletter, Sweet Auburn; the cemetery's Annual Report; notices of seasonal lectures and walking tours; and reduced admission to all programs.
In 2004, the Friends published a 32-page guide, Birds and Birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery, with text by Christopher Leahy and illustrations by Clare Walker Leslie. The guide includes a checklist of the birds of Mount Auburn that Bob Stymeist has compiled over many years. Copies are available at the Office ($8) or by mail ($10).
For more information, contact:
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
General Rules For Birding In A Cemetery