Even if you’re no birder, but you like seeing birds, looking at them, guessing what kind they might possibly be, good places to look for them abound in the region.
Good local bird-watching sites include the two Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries in Marshfield, the Blues Hills Reservation, area beaches in towns such as Scituate and Plymouth, and marshes along the Quincy shore.
A sure thing for newbies, the bird-feeding station just outside the Trailside Museum cannot be bettered. Blue Hills summits are good places to look for migrating hawks, and the area’s beaches attract migrating shore birds heading south for the winter. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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