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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 and a Five-striped Sparrow family to her one and [...]
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 [...]
Wednesday, July 31, 6:30–8:45 p.m. in Woburn, MA Limited to 100 participants With their diverse adaptations, varied habitats, marvelous migrations, and often confusing plumages, shorebirds are a perennial favorite among birders in New England. More than two dozen shorebird species visit our coastal beaches, salt marshes, and muddy lake shores during autumn migration each year. [...]
Huge numbers of birders on the BBC trip at Mount Auburn Cemetery recently. There are trips every day until the latter part of May.
200 enthusiastic birders attended Noah Strycker's talk at our April 11th annual general meeting at Harvard University's Geological Lecture Hall in Cambridge. Following refreshments, membership sign-ups and renewals, and palpable energy building as our northeast bird migration season approaches, audience members were regaled with Noah's engaging slides that accompanied his strange-but-true, often hilarious and always [...]
Spring offers some excellent opportunities for BBC members to get involved in citizen science projects. This spring, as in past years, the BBC is offering a "conservation series" of field trips that target species on the state endangered species list. Reports of these species in breeding season provide data that aids Mass Fish and Wildlife [...]