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Birding By Ear Workshops!

Birding By Ear Workshop Sessions The Birding By Ear workshop sessions will boost your ability and confidence in identifying birds by their songs and calls. This course is taught by Bob Lawson, co-author of the Peterson Field Guide’s ‘Birding By Ear’ CD series. The material presented is geared toward novice-intermediate birders. We will employ various [...]

Rare Species & Biodiversity: A Natural Heritage Worth Saving – Go Wild on Your Taxes!

Tax season is upon us, meaning now is a great time to think about how you can help keep Massachusetts wild! One easy way to help endangered wildlife and plants in the Commonwealth is by donating on your state tax return. Simply fill in the amount you would like to donate on Line 33A for [...]

Time to renew your BBC membership for 2017!

It's time to renew your BBC membership for 2017! The Brookline Bird Club membership runs on a calendar year basis.  By sending in your renewal now, you help us save printing and mailing costs for renewal cards.  You save trees, too! Please send in your renewals by using the form in the back of the [...]

BBC Trip Leaders Appreciation Event – 11/05/16

On Saturday, November 5th, the BBC Board of Directors held a get together to thank the folks who lead walks for us.  The day started with a bird walk at Worlds End in Hingham lead by Glenn D'Entremont.  Everybody then met up at the Visitors Center at Wompatucket State Park for a wonderful lunch that [...]

Young Birder Scholarships 2017!

The BBC is pleased to announce that we will again offer two Young Birder Scholarships in 2017 to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders. The 2017 scholarships will cover the full cost ($1295) of the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens program at National Audubon’s Hog Island camp during the week [...]

NEW BBC Book Fund Donation

The BBC is pleased to announce a School Book Fund donation for materials to establish a new student birding club, led by science teacher Tom Horsley, at Triton Regional High School. Other recent donations have been made to Citizen Schools in Boston, the Murkland School in Lowell, and Kestrel Educational Adventures on Cape Ann.   [...]

Danehy Park, Cambridge – 9/28/16

Danehy Park, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Sep 28, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.8 mile(s) Comments:     BBC and Menotomy  Danehy Park-Leader Karsten Hartel 19 species (+1 other taxa) Red-tailed Hawk  1 Herring Gull  3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6 Eastern Screech-Owl  1 Downy Woodpecker  2 Northern Flicker  1 Peregrine Falcon  2 [...]

Bolton Flats – 9/25/16

Bolton Flats WMA , Worcester, Massachusetts, US Sep 25, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) Comments:     Brookline Bird Club trip lead by Jonathan Center. Area covered during the walk were the fields and paths adjacent to the Nashua River north of the main parking lot off rt. 117. One of [...]

Plum Island – 9/25/16

Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US Sep 25, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:14 PM Protocol: Traveling 4.0 mile(s) Comments:     BBC - Plum Island - Leader: Neil Hayward 37 species American Black Duck  143 Mallard  28 Green-winged Teal  42 Common Loon  1 Double-crested Cormorant  40 Great Blue Heron  7 Great Egret  40 Snowy Egret  6 [...]

Plum Island – 9/20/16

Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US Sep 20, 2016 7:20 AM - 12:30 PM Protocol: Traveling - Leader: Dave Williams 12.0 mile(s) Comments:     Led BBC walk.  Started in "4 Pole" fog and by 8:15 it had lifted.  Dave Adrian found a Lark sparrow at the Wardens that he got us on.  Five Forster's teens [...]