Trip leaders should report their trips sighting to eBird and share with the club eBird account (username: BrooklineBirdClub). These trip reports are helpful to participants and we hope that our sightings will benefit future conservation efforts and to help us and others to better understand the population dynamics of the birds in our region.
The Club is always looking for birders to lead club trips. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to share your birding experience and knowledge. The time commitment can be as short or as long as you wish, so consider sharing the pleasure of your favorite birding hotspot. If you are interested in leading a trip for the club, contact the Field Trip Coordinator, Neil Hayward by email.
Trips designated BIRDING 101 are geared especially to beginners or young birders. The leader will focus on the basics of birding such as field marks, how to describe a bird’s location, and identification tips. These trips are open to all, but are ideal if you are a beginner or have a non-birding friend (a pre-birder!) who might like to come along and see what it’s all about. That’s how most of us got started! If you have a suggestion for a good spot for a beginners’ walk, please contact the field trip coordinator.
Trips designated LIMITED MOBILITY are geared especially to birders who are unable to walk/hike long distances. The leader will focus on going to areas where birds can be seen from the car or by taking short walks on easy terrain. Wheel chairs can be accommodated in some areas. Contact the leader if you use one. These trips are open to all, but are ideal if you might like to come on a bird trip and not be left behind while others go off on a long hike. If you have a suggestion for a good spot for a beginners’ walk, please contact the field trip coordinator.
Trips designated with the Breeding Bird Conservation logo are adventures in search of Massachusett’s endangered breeding birds. The goal of these trips is to contribute to local bird and habitat conservation, in addition to providing club members with the chance to experience these endangered birds on their breeding grounds. Each trip will attempt to submit an observation of at least one state-listed bird species to the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP). If accepted by NHESP, these sightings support legal protection for MA endangered species under state conservation laws. For more information on the NHESP and other conservation efforts, please our Conservation Resources page.