The BBC is pleased to announce that we will again offer two Young Birder Scholarships to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders. The 2020 scholarships will cover the full cost ($1395) of the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens program at National Audubon’s Hog Island camp on June 16-21, 2020. The [...]
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A history of the Brookline Bird Club and stories of BBC field trips are among the explorations in John Nelson’s Flight Calls: Exploring Massachusetts through Birds, just published by the University of Massachusetts Press. John blends personal field experiences, history, literature, recent scientific research, and humor as he takes readers in search of birds to [...]
Laura's Best Bird EVER: A Lifetime of Magical Encounters Have you ever had such a perfect look at a bird, or watched it in such perfect circumstances, that you thought it had to be the best bird ever? Laura Erickson has found herself saying exactly that on many occasions, from special glimpses at Pileated Woodpeckers [...]
Thanks to Nick Bonomo for this trip report. On the heels of a weather cancellation of our August overnight pelagic trip, we were a bit nervous that the September trip might suffer the same fate. Lucky for us, Hurricane Humberto accelerated into the open North Atlantic, so the Brookline Bird Club would reach the edge [...]
“Bird of Prey”, A Cornell Lab of Ornithology film. Please RSVP and join us on movie night as we watch this remarkable documentary!
Ida Giriunas, long-time birder and trip leader, passed away on August 20. She was 91. Ida was a force of nature, fierce and passionate about birding. She led and participated in many trips for the Brookline Bird Club, serving as a trip leader and past president and board member, spearheading the nationally known BBC [...]
The Habitat Gardening for birds workshop was attended by 30 people on Aug 25, 2019 at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Attendees enjoyed the talk and the tour of the garden. Catherine Carney Feldman was very knowledgeable and a great speaker. She bases a lot of her information on the book Bringing nature home by [...]
Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield All species on our planet need habitat—a place to call home. Habitats provide shelter from the weather and predators, a place to raise young, water, and of course food. With over 2,000 acres, the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place to see [...]
Saturday–Sunday, September 21–22 6:00 a.m. Saturday–6:00 p.m. Sunday From Hyannis to Hydrographer Canyon area with expert guides. Birds expected: White-Faced Storm Petrels, several species of shearwaters, jaegers, gannets, gulls, terns, and several species of marine mammals. We also hope to see skuas, Bridled Tern, and other rarities. Anything is possible. Limit: 50 participants. Cost: BBC [...]
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 July [...]