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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

Fundraising Effort to Memorialize Ida

Ida at Plum Island, undated. Ida Giriunas, long-time birder and trip leader, passed away on August 20. She was 91. To honor and remember Ida, the Brookline Bird Club is kicking off an effort to raise $3,000.  This money will be passed on to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary where they will expand [...]

Fundraising Effort to Memorialize Ida2019-12-01T22:05:26-05:00

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 Prey2019-11-25T11:17:08-05:00

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. The [...]

2020 Young Birder Scholarships Announcement2019-11-01T15:45:30-04:00

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

Habitat Gardening for Birds workshop a success

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 [...]

Habitat Gardening for Birds workshop a success2019-10-11T08:26:25-04:00

Habitat Gardening for Birds with Master Gardener Catherine Carney-Feldman

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 [...]

Habitat Gardening for Birds with Master Gardener Catherine Carney-Feldman2019-09-11T10:01:56-04:00