In Memorium - Herman D'Entremont

The club lost long-time inspiration Herman D'Entremont last week.
Herman with his wife Eva and nephew Glenn at the BBC 100th Gala
Several club members have contributed remembrances, which can be viewed here.

Cape Ann Birding Weekend

SAVE THE DATE! The Harlequin Ducks have returned to Halibut Point awaiting the arrival of the hearty participants in the Sixth Annual Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend: January 30 – February 1, 2015, sponsored by Mass Audubon and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and held at the Elks Club at Bass Rocks in Gloucester. Experienced BBC trip leaders like Jim Berry, Susan Hedman, Jim McCoy, Sue McGrath and John Nelson will be among the guides leading bus tours of Cape Ann’s birding hot spots. On Friday evening, Robert Buchsbaum will present a slide show on Winter Birds of Cape Ann, and Saturday afternoon’s schedule will include the great Eyes on Owls show by Mark and Martha Wilson and a presentation on the Ospreys of Essex County by Dave Rimmer of the Essex County Greenbelt Association. Weather permitting, Sunday morning will feature the ever popular boat trip on the Seven Seas Whalewatch boat, Privateer IV, skippered by Jay Frontierro.
For a detailed schedule and information and registration go to the official website.
You can now register on-line. Note that space is limited, especially for the boat trip.

Tips for inspiring Young Birders

The Brookline Bird Club has a long history of its experienced birder members encouraging and supporting rising young birders, and, for decades, has been scheduling trips targeted to children and families. But how do you give youngsters that experience that makes them birders for life? And once they’ve got the spark, how do you keep supporting their interest?

BBC trip leader and educator Dave Hursh has written an article on how to inspire and lead trips for young birders. Read it here.