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Reporting State-listed Species

Every BBC member, and every birder in our state, can make a direct contribution to bird conservation by reporting observations of state-listed species through the Heritage Hub reporting system, part of the state's Natural Heritage Program. The data collected through these observations is used in regulatory protection and habitat management and can be used as [...]

Everybody Loves Owls

With reports of too close encounters with owls, it's time to check in and think about birding ethics. It is NEVER okay to approach roosting owls closely. The Brookline Bird Club’s code of Ethics says this – “Today’s birdwatchers are a powerful force for nature conservation. The number of humans interested in birds rises [...]

You can now say “you knew them when…”

If you missed The Basics of Drawing Birds with Avery Whitlock, you might have failed to realize a hidden talent. Of course, if you're a current member (or renew today) you can go to the Members Only section and view her entire webinar. For now, we present some wonderful work by a few of [...]

Brookline Bird Club 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting (preregistration required)

Please join us at our 2021 Virtual Winter MeetingAUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: From 19th Century Conservation Action to 21st Century Community ScienceWhat is the Audubon Christmas Bird Count? How and why did it begin, and how has it changed over its 120-year history? The CBC, like the Breeding Bird Survey, is one of the longest-running [...]

The Murmuration: Crowdsourcing Local Knowledge to Improve Birding Safety and Accessibility

The Murmuration is an open access crowdsourcing project designed to collect information to improve birding safety and accessibility at eBird hotspots in Massachusetts and to help make birding more inclusive. BBC members and other birders throughout the state are encouraged to contribute information on a Google Spreadsheet, called the Murmuration, that includes categories for [...]

BBC Donation to Friends of Parker River NWR Purple Martin Legacy Project

The BBC is pleased to announce its donation of $250 to support the Purple Martin Legacy Project at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The Friends of the Parker River NWR initiated this worthy project to expand the Purple Martin colonies on the refuge. Decades ago, there were up to a dozen martin colonies [...]

Bill Drummond Young Birder’s Scholarship

The BBC is proud to announce that we have renamed our Young Birder’s Scholarship as the Bill Drummond Young Birder’s Scholarship, in honor of one of our club’s most important and most inspiring leaders. Bill was a lifelong birder who learned to identify birds while growing up in Youngstown, Ohio. After his graduation from [...]

Field Trips Restarting! Limited Participants and Registration Now Required.

In an effort to restart our field trip program the Club, working with willing leaders, has identified several previously announced trips during August (and beyond) that we believe we can successfully sponsor on a limited participation basis. To join one of these trips, visit the field trip section to learn if a planned trip [...]

Snowy Owl Film Project

A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann was created by Kim Smith for young people during this at-home school time (and adult Snowy lovers, too!). Please share with kids you know who may be interested.

Update on Young Birder Scholarships

Updated April 26,2020: The BBC is sorry to announce that National Audubon has cancelled all 2020 summer camps at Hog Island in Maine, so that our two Young Birder Scholarship recipients, May Adams and Jackson Frost, will not be able to participate in the Coastal Maine Studies for Teens program in June. However, the [...]

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