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 192019-10-07T09:37:57-04:00

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

Conservation Advocacy and Initiatives

The BBC is engaged in ongoing conservation advocacy on its own initiative and in alliance with the other eighteen member clubs of the Association of Massachusetts Bird Clubs. In June 2019 the BBC supported a Citizens Climate Lobby campaign to pass a state bill intended to reduce carbon emissions. In July we joined the Association [...]

Conservation Advocacy and Initiatives2019-08-13T07:11:39-04:00

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

Upcoming: Extreme Pelagic Trip Aboard the Helen H.

Saturday–Sunday, September 21–22 6:00 a.m. Saturday–6:00 p.m. Sunday From Hyannis to Hydrographer Canyon area with expert guides. Birds expected: White-Faced Storm Petrels, several species of shearwaters, jaegers, gannets, gulls, terns, and several species of marine mammals. We also hope to see skuas, Bridled Tern, and other rarities. Anything is possible. Limit: 50 participants. Cost: BBC [...]

Upcoming: Extreme Pelagic Trip Aboard the Helen H.2019-09-24T19:27:08-04:00


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 July [...]

2019-20 FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS ON SALE NOW!2019-08-13T07:04:53-04:00

Upcoming Workshop: Shorebirds with Wayne Petersen

Wednesday, July 31, 6:30–8:45 p.m. in Woburn, MA Limited to 100 participants With their diverse adaptations, varied habitats, marvelous migrations, and often confusing plumages, shorebirds are a perennial favorite among birders in New England. More than two dozen shorebird species visit our coastal beaches, salt marshes, and muddy lake shores during autumn migration each year. [...]

Upcoming Workshop: Shorebirds with Wayne Petersen2019-08-13T07:06:03-04:00