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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 [...]

VIRTUAL FALL MEETING2024-02-14T18:54:07-05:00


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 [...]

ANNUAL REPORT 20202024-02-14T18:54:08-05:00


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, [...]

ANNUAL REPORT 20192024-02-14T18:54:08-05:00

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 [...]

Ida Giriunas Memorial Garden2024-02-14T18:54:14-05:00


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 [...]

2021-2022 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!2024-02-14T18:54:21-05:00

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 [...]

BBC Donation to Wildlands Trust2024-02-14T18:54:26-05:00

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 [...]

Black Birders’ Week 20212024-02-14T18:54:31-05:00

Update on Bill Drummond Young Birder’s Scholarships

National Audubon cancelled all its 2020 summer camps at Hog Island in Maine, but the BBC is delighted to announce that our 2020 scholarship recipients, May Adams of Wales, MA and Jackson Frost of Scituate, MA, will be attending a new National Audubon program, “Monhegan and Hog Island Birding for Teens,” on [...]

Update on Bill Drummond Young Birder’s Scholarships2024-02-14T18:55:23-05:00

Memorial Bird Garden for Ida Giriunas

The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary established the memorial bird garden area for long-time BBC member, former president and nonstop trip leader Ida Giriunas this past spring and continued to add to it this summer and fall.  They fenced it in to keep deer from eating everything, and plan to add more feeders in the [...]

Memorial Bird Garden for Ida Giriunas2024-02-14T18:55:31-05:00
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