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Fundraising Effort to Memorialize Ida (update)

Ida at Plum Island, undated. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce 73 donations were received totaling $5,615 which far exceeded the goal set. 100% of the funds will go to Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Sanctuary per Ida's wish where their bird feeding station and bird garden area will be enhanced [...]

Fundraising Effort to Memorialize Ida (update)2020-01-05T11:19:43-05:00

Closure of Hellcat Trail @ Parker River NWR

The Hellcat Trail at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is closed to all public access effective Monday, December 23, 2019 in order to facilitate replacement of the entire boardwalk system that supports the trail. The existing trail, both the marsh and dune loops, will be closed for the duration of the project, which is expected [...]

Closure of Hellcat Trail @ Parker River NWR2019-12-31T12:23:01-05:00

Winter Birding on Cape Ann

seen above: Stage Fort Park by Fitzhenry Lane Dovekie at Gloucester Harbor by Phil Brown 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 [...]

Winter Birding on Cape Ann2019-12-31T13:28:46-05:00

Remembering Bill Drummond

We lost legendary and much-loved trip leader, Bill Drummond, 76, on October 30, 2019. Bill Drummond was a cornerstone and driving force behind the success of the Brookline Bird Club for many years.  He served as Editor of Bulletin/Field Trip Coordinator (when the positions were coupled) from 1975 to 1985, moving from officer to board member [...]

Remembering Bill Drummond2019-11-26T08:00:09-05:00

BBC Movie Night: Bird of Prey

More than 30 eager viewers attended the BBC showing of Neil Rettig’s stunning “Bird of Prey” film on Tuesday, November 12th, at the Woburn Public Library. Fortified by a variety of refreshments and the library’s state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, viewers who braved windy, freezing temperatures watched as the Great Philippine Eagle was located, tracked, bore, tended [...]

BBC Movie Night: Bird of Prey2019-12-19T16:50:40-05:00

2020 Young Birder Scholarships Announcement

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. [...]

2020 Young Birder Scholarships Announcement2020-01-01T18:39:22-05:00

Flight Calls: Exploring Massachusetts through Birds

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 [...]

Flight Calls: Exploring Massachusetts through Birds2019-10-28T16:21:03-04:00

Fall Meeting Saturday October 19

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 [...]

Fall Meeting Saturday October 192019-11-01T15:46:15-04:00

Brookline Bird Club “Extreme Pelagic” September 21-22, 2019

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 [...]

Brookline Bird Club “Extreme Pelagic” September 21-22, 20192019-10-11T08:25:32-04:00