Hampshire Bird Club Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people enjoy birding and to help them learn about birds and bird habitats.

We offer monthly meetings including programs by renowned speakers, field trips for birders at any skill level, educational outreach, strong ties to the Christmas Bird Count, a lending library, a monthly newsletter, a Rare Bird Alert, and even the HBC Boutique for the fashion-conscious birder in all of us. . . .

We hope you will learn more about us using this Website, and we hope to see you at an HBC event soon.

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The annual Northampton Christmas Count (CBC) is happening again on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Come join the fun and the challenge! If you have not participated and want to join us contact Jan Ortiz or Janice Jorgensen at cbc@hampshirebirdclub.org. All are welcome. More info in the October newsletter.

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We are a membership-supported organization.

Although programs and many field trips are open to the public, some trips are open for Hampshire Bird Club, Inc. members only. Join today to take advantage of all offerings of the HBC!


Leader's Choice | All Day | Moderate
November 1, 2014
Join Geoff LeBaron on this all-day trip. A decision about the destination will be made…

Berkshire Lakes | All Day | Moderate
November 2, 2014
Tom Gagnon (413-584-6353 or tombwhawk-at-aol-dot-com) goes into the hills to find the best cider donuts…

East Quabbin | All Day | Moderate
November 15, 2014
Craig and Harvey Allen lead our annual trip to the east side of the reservoir…

Dead Creek WMA | All Day | Easy
November 16, 2014
Mike Locher (413-585-5864 or mlocher@hampshirebirdclub.org) continues his quest to find the elusive Ross’ Goose among…

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The Secret Lives of Shorebirds
November 10, 2014
with Ian Davies

Annual Members Meeting
December 8, 2014

Birdsong: The Hour Before Dawn
January 12, 2015
with Don Kroodsma Photographers wait until they have good light. It’s the same for bird-watchers,…

Big Chicken Run
February 9, 2015
with Scott Surner

The Psychology of Bird Identification
March 9, 2015
with David Sibley THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BIRD IDENTIFICATION In his presentation, illustrated with photos, drawings,…

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HBC Boutique


Raffle to Benefit the Education Committee
November 10, 2014 - December 8, 2014
Win a life-sized Atlantic Puffin and help the Education Committee.

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HBC Library