Could we be in for another Snowy Owl irruption? There have been numerous sightings of Snowy Owls throughout the Northeast including many in Massachusetts. The BBC Conservation/Education committee has made a donation to MA Audubon's Snowy Owl Project run by Norman Smith since 1981. Norman Smith, Director of Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum, has been [...]
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About once a week, from November into March, the BBC offers field trips to Gloucester and/or Rockport on Cape Ann, one of the Northeast’s prime destinations for winter birding. The main attractions are seabirds: waterfowl, alcids, and gulls. On a given day, we usually find 15 to 20 species of ducks and geese, with a [...]
The BBC encourages members to participate in the 118th Christmas Bird Count, which will take place from December 14, 2017, through January 5, 2018. It is administrated by the National Audubon Society. Thirty-four count circles are located entirely or partly within Massachusetts. Count dates confirmed as of press time are listed below. Changes can occur, however, and participants should contact the count compiler [...]
The most recent BBC school book fund donation went to Triton Regional High School, where environmental science teacher Tom Horsley uses donated books and wall posters to teach bird identification in his classes and to help students in their field excursions, as part of an after-school birding program. Thanks to Tom for his efforts to [...]
The BBC is again selling the Federal Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting Stamp. We are doing this in support of the National Wildlife Refuge System and to support conservation of federal lands. Ninety-eight cents of every Stamp dollar goes to land acquisition from willing sellers through purchase or easements. The new Stamp is good from [...]
There is a nice photo from Linda Ferraresso's Saturday, May 12th walk at the Boston Public Gardens. It was on p.2 of the Metro section on the Boston Globe.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]