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BBC’s New Code of Ethics and Conduct

BBC’s new Code of Ethics and Conduct If you are involved with the Brookline Bird Club, we know that you have a great love for and appreciation of birds and nature. The BBC is committed to providing programs in which all participants have a safe and welcoming space to explore their own personal connection [...]

BBC & Athol Bird and Nature Club Walk

On Friday, September 10th, 6 BBC members enjoyed the Athol Bird and Nature Club -- Brookline Bird Club's co-sponsored walk along Quabbin Reservoir's Gate 35 path. Warblers, thrushes, and other passerines, hawks, Bald Eagles, gulls, and cormorants were among the highlights. Thanks to leaders Jeff Johnstone (ABNC) and Leslie Kramer (BBC), for collaborating, [...]

BBC Board Members Go Birding

BBC Board members took some much-needed time to do what it does well: go birding! We joined leader Linda Ferraresso for an early October walk at Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center, in Mattapan, where we observed fall warblers, sparrows, thrushes, shorebirds, gulls, and other species. (Complete list shared on eBird.)


You are invited to join us for the BROOKLINE BIRD CLUB 2021 VIRTUAL FALL MEETING October 27, 2021  7:00 – 8:30 PM Register at Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1BQ6FWYRT8earn6zIPeNug Guest Speaker: ROSEMARY MOSCO Cartooning for Bird Conservation Join Rosemary Mosco, science author and  creator of Bird and Moon comics, for an  evening of science, art, and fun. Learn [...]


Brookline Bird Club 2020 Statistical and Year-End Report By David Scott, Club Statistician The Brookline Bird Club recorded 216 species for 2020, based upon 62 reported trips. A total of 215 species were recorded in Massachusetts, with a Glaucous Gull in Hampton, NH the only additional out-of-state species. By themselves, other than being considerably [...]


Brookline Bird Club 2019 Statistical and Year-End Report By David Scott, Club Statistician   The Brookline Bird Club recorded 285 species for 2019, based upon 182 reported trips (out of 249 that were scheduled). A total of 280 species were recorded in Massachusetts, with a further four species recorded only in Maine (Bicknell’s Thrush, [...]

Ida Giriunas Memorial Garden

It's hard to believe that Ida Giriunas, well known Massachusetts birder and long-time director of the Brookline Bird Club (BBC), passed away two years ago on August 20.  We wanted to update friends and the birding community on the status  of the expansion of the Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary's bird habitat garden [...]


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 [...]

BBC Donation to Wildlands Trust

The BBC, through our Conservation and Education Committee, is pleased to donate $250 to Wildlands Trust, a regional land trust working to conserve native habitats and lands of high ecological value in Southeastern Massachusetts. As part of a unified effort by the Association of Mass Bird Clubs, the BBC recently appealed to Wildlands Trust to [...]

Black Birders’ Week 2021

May 30-June 5 Organized by The BlackAFInSTEM Collective – a collective that “seeks to support, uplift, and amplify Black Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics professionals in natural resources and the environment through professional development, career connection, and community engagement.” EVENTS IN YOUR AREA National Audubon events https://www.audubon.org/black-birders-week Mass Audubon events massaudubon.org/yourgreatoutdoors/black-birders-week-is-back/ Free speakers series https://www.onbelongingoutdoors.org/ Black-led [...]

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