It’s Early July, Fledgling Birders Are Calling and the BBC Responds!

Referred by BBC fellow Board member Diana Fruguglietti, Leslie Kramer (whose day job is middle school teacher) met and worked in early July with two Woburn Girl Scouts and their troop leader on the Scouts' multi-faceted Silver Badge Award project. The Scouts' goal was to organize, research and create an informative slide show for Woburn Elementary teachers [...]

It’s Early July, Fledgling Birders Are Calling and the BBC Responds! 2017-07-14T08:54:05+00:00

The Shorebirds Are Coming, The Shorebirds Are Coming!

Starting in mid-July, more than 30 species of Shorebirds will pass through Massachusetts on their southern migration to their wintering grounds. Shorebirds will stop along our open beaches, mudflats, exposed gravel bars, and yes, even fields.  These areas along our coast are vital to these long-distance migrants as they use them to rest and feed [...]

The Shorebirds Are Coming, The Shorebirds Are Coming! 2017-07-06T20:21:42+00:00

2017-18 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!

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 [...]

2017-18 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW! 2017-07-10T20:07:12+00:00

TIME TO RENEW YOUR BBC MEMBERSHIP!

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 [...]

TIME TO RENEW YOUR BBC MEMBERSHIP! 2017-07-10T20:07:15+00:00

2015 STATISTICAL AND YEAR-END REPORT

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 [...]

2015 STATISTICAL AND YEAR-END REPORT 2017-07-10T20:07:17+00:00

Rusty Blackbird Blitz – Surveying Rusty Blackbirds in the Lynnfield Marsh IBA

Arthur C. Bent (in Life Histories of North American Blackbirds, Orioles, Tanagers and Allies, (New York: Dover, 1965), 294) described flocks of Rusty Blackbirds stretching as far as the eye could see that once migrated through Lynnfield, MA.   When the flight is well underway it is sometimes quite spectacular. Wendell Taber tells me that, [...]

Rusty Blackbird Blitz – Surveying Rusty Blackbirds in the Lynnfield Marsh IBA 2017-07-10T20:07:18+00:00

Scholarship Report

The BBC’s first scholarship winner, Aidan Pavao, recently returned from the Hog Island summer camp and sent along a brief report. Check out the scholarship page for more information about the program and how to contribute and expect to hear more from Aidan in the future. My experience at Hog Island was undoubtedly a highlight of [...]

Scholarship Report 2017-07-10T20:07:18+00:00