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!


Plum Island, Newburyport, Salisbury | Full Day | Moderate
March 7, 2015
Geoff LeBaron looks for migrants and residents at one of Massachusetts’ premier birding locations. Call…

Fort River Refuge | Morning | Easy
March 16, 2015
George Regmund and Janice Jorgensen lead birders in looking for avian signs of spring at…

Connecticut River Waterfowl | Half Day | Easy
March 28, 2015
Josh Rose seeks out the ducks and geese migrating up the Connecticut River to their…

Ashley Reservoir | Half Day | Easy
April 12, 2015
Mike Locher (413-585-5864) looks for early migrants like Pine and Palm Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and…

Look Park | Half Day | Easy
April 18, 2015
Betsy Higgins (413-586-7585) reprises her annual spring trip to Look Park to find warblers and…

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

Fabulous Birds: The Americas 2001 - 2014
April 13, 2015
with John van de Graaff   Come explore the birds of the Americas with John,…

New Visions for Arcadia Sanctuary
May 11, 2015
with Jonah Keane

What's so Special about Amazonian Birds?
June 8, 2015
with Mario Cohn-Haft

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HBC Boutique


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