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Help Us Archive Old Trips!

The Brookline Bird Club has almost 80 years of field trip reports that we’d like to add to eBird. As one of the oldest bird clubs in the United States, our archive of field trip data is a potentially rich source of information for researchers studying long term population trends, as well as helping [...]

A Look Back to 1918

The date of July 17, 1918 was marked in the calendar of Bostonians as the fifth anniversary of the Brookline Bird Club. There was a birthday party at “Lake Walden” to celebrate the event, and attendees were encouraged to “Take Luncheon”! Sadly, the BBC’s birthday party ended up not being the major news from [...]

Looking for new Membership Secretary!

The Brookline Bird Club is looking for a new Membership Secretary for April 2020 to replace our current secretary, Judy Hepburn, who is standing down at the end of her term. Judy has done a sterling job with the position, and will remain to help train the new secretary. The Membership Secretary is [...]


Join us on Thursday April 11, at 7:30 pm for our Annual General Meeting. Geological Lecture Hall, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. Social Hour and Light Refreshments at 6:30 pm Our Guest Speaker, Noah Strycker, will be talking to the club about: BIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS: AN EPIC WORLD BIG YEAR In 2015, Noah became the first [...]


The BBC is pleased and proud to announce that our two annual Young Birder Scholarships have been awarded to Sam Poleretzky of North Andover, MA and Brynlee Kimball of Auburn, NH. These scholarships, instituted to nurture interest in bird study and conservation among young birders, will cover the full cost ($1395) of the Coastal [...]


CONSERVATION ADVOCACY The BBC Board has adopted the following policy regarding advocacy on behalf of bird conservation. The BBC is committed to conservation of birds and their habitats, and we encourage our members to engage in active, ongoing advocacy on behalf of bird conservation. The club’s conservation mission includes advocacy in response to proposed [...]


Many of you are familiar with Northeastern University’s proposed expansion at East Point Nahant. It involves the construction of a 60,000 sq.ft. three story building and a parking lot. This expansion is located adjacent to Lodge Park and in a vegetated valley and hill that hosts resident and migratory birds and is a [...]


Are you a current Brookline Bird member who is an artist or photographer and who would like to have your work showcased on our web site?   We want to encourage not only photographers, but other artistic fields such as  literature, music, painting, graphic art, crafts, and the like. If you are interested in this and [...]


We are sad to learn of the passing of Brookline Bird Club member Dennis Oliver on April 7. Dennis played a big part in the club, serving on the board from 1984 to 2006. The club honored Dennis in 2010 with the following article: Dennis Oliver is a respected and admired long-time Brookline Bird Club [...]


Support the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program! The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program is responsible for the conservation and protection of hundreds of species that are not hunted, fished, trapped, or commercially harvested in the state, as well as the protection of the natural communities that make up their habitats. *You can [...]

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