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 Education Committee  is pleased to announce two new workshops for  springs on photography and gardening for birds.  For more information visit the Workshop page  .

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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!


Quabbin Gate 5 and Lake Wallace | Half Day | Easy/Moderate
September 12, 2015
Aidan and Devin Griffiths lead a trip around Belchertown’s two birdiest lakes. Contact Devin (413-323-8417)…

Hawkwatching at Goat Peak | Half Day | Moderate
September 16, 2015
Join Tom Gagnon (413-584-6353) at the old Mount Tom park headquarters at 8:45 for a…

Knightville Dam | Half Day | Easy
September 19, 2015
Betsy Higgins explores Knightville Dam for migrants and local residents.  Call Betsy (413-586-7585) for details.…

Fort River Refuge | Morning | Easy
September 19, 2015
Friends of the Fort River Refuge lead birders through the refuge to find fall migrants…

Quabbin Reservoir: Fall Migrants | Full Day | Moderate
September 26, 2015
Tom Gagnon and Craig Allen head into the Quabbin wilderness to find southbound birds (and…

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Why Did I Go to Borneo?
August 31, 2015
With John Kricher Borneo is the world's third largest island which historically has contained some…

Preserving Old Bird Records
October 19, 2015
With Stephanie Clymer   Dale Twining Records Project... The Dale Twining Birding Records Project was…

Bird Conservation at MassWildlife
November 9, 2015
with Drew Vitz, Massachusetts' State Ornithologist Andrew will discuss the various programs being conducted at…

Annual Members Meeting
December 14, 2015
Come join the HBC Members for our annual members' meeting--we are the program!

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HBC Boutique