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2019-20 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!

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 July [...]

2019-20 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!2019-05-24T11:48:00-04:00

Citizen Science Opportunities – Your Efforts Make a Difference

Spring offers some excellent opportunities for BBC members to get involved in citizen science projects. This spring, as in past years, the BBC is offering a "conservation series" of field trips that target species on the state endangered species list. Reports of these species in breeding season provide data that aids Mass Fish and Wildlife [...]

Citizen Science Opportunities – Your Efforts Make a Difference2019-04-18T19:51:41-04:00

2019 BBC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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 [...]

2019 BBC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS2019-03-07T17:10:59-04:00

NEW: BBC CONSERVATION ADVOCACY POLICY

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 [...]

NEW: BBC CONSERVATION ADVOCACY POLICY2019-02-18T16:45:21-04:00

Annual Winter Meeting a Success!

BBC members enjoyed a wonderful member's night celebration! Ten folks shared some wonderful photographs and video from around the world with the audience. In addition, several members read poems or short shorts they had written. The evening concluded with Norm Smith's presentation about the work he has been doing for more than 38 years on [...]

Annual Winter Meeting a Success!2019-02-10T14:40:17-04:00

NORTHEASTERN EXPANSION AT NAHANT

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 [...]

NORTHEASTERN EXPANSION AT NAHANT2019-01-12T17:49:36-04:00

TRIP REPORT: BBC TREE ID WORKSHOP – 9/23/18

Did you know that white ash, a bird‐friendly tree, has diamond patterns in its bark? Or, that 100‐200 organisms live inside leaves? More than 20 birders showed up Sunday morning for the Brookline Bird Club’s Tree Identiication walk led by Harvard University botanist Walter Kittredge, and learned this much and more. Toting binoculars and carrying [...]

TRIP REPORT: BBC TREE ID WORKSHOP – 9/23/182019-01-12T17:49:36-04:00

MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND AND DOWNEAST MAINE TRIP REPORT

by Garry and Annie Kessler, Westborough, MA The BBC has run 4-day trips to Downeast Maine around July 4th for many years. The main attraction is an opportunity to land on Machias Seal Island for up close and personal looks at Atlantic puffins and other seabirds that nest on the island. The trip is not [...]

MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND AND DOWNEAST MAINE TRIP REPORT2019-01-12T17:49:37-04:00

2018-19 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!

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 [...]

2018-19 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!2019-05-24T11:02:50-04:00