Pelagic Success!

The August overnight pelagic was our most successful pelagic yet!

Look for a full report on the trips blog soon, but in the meantime, highlights included 5 tropicbirds, over 20 White-faced Storm-Petrels, 2 Black-capped Petrels, a South Polar Skua, and a Bridled Tern.

White-tailed Tropicbird
White-tailed Tropicbird ©Jeff Offermann
There's still room on September's overnight and two other cold weather trips.

Book Fund Donation

In 2014 the BBC Book Fund donated books to Kestrel Educational Adventures on Cape Ann and to the Murkland School in Lowell, in conjunction with the Urban Education program at Assabet River NWR. Here are the delighted students and staff from the Murkland School with the books we donated.
For more on the Book Fund, see here.

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.