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.   [...]


A trip that's been billed as the White-faced Storm Petrel trip once again lived up to expectations - with 5 birds seen over two days (August 20-21, 2016). The other specialty of the deep, warm waters - Band-rumped Storm Petrel - was also seen well. There were plenty of Shearwaters, Jaegers, sharks, whales and dolphins [...]

Buy a Duck Stamp!

The current Stamp is valid from July 2016 – June 2017. Entrance to any national wildlife refuge in the United States is free when you show your Stamp. The BBC is now selling Duck Stamps and holders: As birders, we treasure our birding visits to national wildlife refuges locally and [...]

Great article about birding in Mt. Auburn cemetery!

Brookline Bird Club has shout out in Wicked Local Cambridge edition! Here is the link to a wonderful article found in the Wicked Local Cambridge edition at birding at Mt. Auburn. It mentions the Brookline Bird Club and two of our wonderful leaders! wonderful article Scarlet Tanager by Jeffrey Offermann.


By Robert H. Stymeist, Statistician During 2015, the Brookline Bird Club listed 295 species of birds on 182 reported trips, six species less than last year.  A total of 257 trips were scheduled, just two less than last year; however, this year 27 trips were cancelled by weather, most of them during late January, most [...]