MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND AND DOWNEAST MAINE TRIP REPORT

by Garry and Annie Kessler, Westborough, MA The BBC has run 4-day trips to Downeast Maine around July 4th for many years. The main attraction is an opportunity to land on Machias Seal Island for up close and personal looks at Atlantic puffins and other seabirds that nest on the island. The trip is not [...]

MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND AND DOWNEAST MAINE TRIP REPORT2018-07-20T15:31:54+00:00

2018-19 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 [...]

2018-19 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!2018-06-25T10:29:07+00:00

PARKER RIVER NWR BOARDWALK PLANK FUNDRAISER

Over the years, the Brookline Bird Club has lead 100’s of walks to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (PRNWR), or Plum Island as we like to call it. These trips have been hugely successful and very well attended.  The BBC has made excellent use of the numerous boardwalks throughout the Refuge, particularly the Hellcat [...]

PARKER RIVER NWR BOARDWALK PLANK FUNDRAISER2018-04-12T11:14:38+00:00

SUPPORT ENDANGERED SPECIES THIS TAX SEASON!

Support the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program! The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program is responsible for the conservation and protection of hundreds of species that are not hunted, fished, trapped, or commercially harvested in the state, as well as the protection of the natural communities that make up their habitats. *You can [...]

SUPPORT ENDANGERED SPECIES THIS TAX SEASON!2018-03-08T14:11:54+00:00

2018 BBC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

  The BBC is pleased and proud to announce that our two annual Young Birder Scholarships have been awarded to Sam Mroz of Georgetown and Isabel Rasmussen of Peabody. These scholarships, instituted to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders, will cover the full cost ($1395) of the Coastal Maine Bird Studies [...]

2018 BBC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!2018-03-08T14:14:20+00:00

WONDERING HOW TO SUPPORT NEW BIRDERS?–BBC BOOK FUND

Brookline Bird Club Book Fund Wondering how to help support new birders? The BBC Book Fund was established to donate books and other educational materials to promote bird and nature education for K-12 students throughout Massachusetts. In the past few years the Book Fund has made donations to Kestrel Educational Adventures on Cape Ann, the [...]

WONDERING HOW TO SUPPORT NEW BIRDERS?–BBC BOOK FUND2018-03-08T14:15:20+00:00

TIME TO RENEW YOUR BBC MEMBERSHIP!

If you haven't done so yet, now is the time renew your BBC membership. If you are presently a member and want to renew your membership, login first, and then you can either renew online using PayPal or download and then print out a membership form and send it to our Membership secretary at: Judith Hepburn [...]

TIME TO RENEW YOUR BBC MEMBERSHIP!2018-03-08T14:14:35+00:00

SNOWY OWLS!

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 [...]

SNOWY OWLS!2018-03-08T14:14:50+00:00