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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]