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!


Fort River Refuge | Morning | Easy
May 5, 2015
George Regmund and others lead our weekly May walk at the Fort River Refuge. They will…

Mitch's Way | Half Day | Easy/Moderate
May 9, 2015
Josh Rose takes a walk along the river looking for neotropical migrants. Depending on interest,…

Quabbin and East Quabbin | Full Day | Moderate
May 9, 2015
Tom Gagnon leads his annual spring trip to the eastern side of the reservoir in…

Fort River Refuge | Morning | Easy
May 12, 2015
Bob Bieda leads our weekly May walk at the Fort River Refuge. He will seek…

Mount Holyoke | Half Day | Moderate
May 14, 2015
Tom Gagnon leads a hike up Mt. Holyoke in search of Cerulean Warblers and other…

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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary: The past, present and future of Mass Audubon in the Pioneer Valley
May 11, 2015
with Jonah Keane   Jonah Keane will discuss the work of the country’s oldest Audubon…

What's so Special about Amazonian Birds?
June 8, 2015
with Mario Cohn-Haft The Amazon: the world's largest tropical wilderness area, with the highest diversity…

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HBC Boutique


Birding for Children
May 9, 2015
for International Migratory Bird Day With Marcia Merrithew  and Bruce Hart Adults must accompany children.…

CELEBRATE BIRDS - The First Valley Birding Festival
May 30, 2015
Join environmental organizations from throughout the valley for the first Valley Bird Festival Saturday, May…

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HBC Library