Our club is a proud supporter of this Sunday’s annual Mass Audubon Birders’ Meeting! Birders from all over the state will converge on UMass-Boston to mingle, listen to talks about birding topics, and buy from birder-oriented vendors. This year’s theme is “Warblers: From Soundscapes to Landscapes.” If you don’t have your tickets yet, you can register right up until the start of the event. It’s always educational, the vendors have great books and birding gear, and the event is the best way to attach faces to the names that you read on our local birding e-mail lists and FaceBook discussion groups. Hope to see you there!

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Trips

Fort River Refuge | Morning | Easy-Moderate
April 26, 2017
George Regmund and Nancy Goodman  seek out warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and all the other migrants…

Podick and Cole Conservation Areas | Morning | Easy-Moderate
April 29, 2017
Mike Locher initiates new his “Neglected Amherst Conservation Areas” series by braving the mosquitoes to…

Quabbin Gate 5 and Lake Wallace | Full Day | Moderate/Strenuous
April 30, 2017
Aidan Griffiths leads birders to two of Belchertown’s prime locations, looking for both spring migrants…

Fort River Refuge | Morning | Easy-Moderate
May 2, 2017
George Regmund and Henry Lappen scour the trail at Fort River for recent arrivals as…

Herman Covey WMA | Full day | Moderate
May 6, 2017
Aidan Griffiths beats the bushes (and the cattails, and the trees, and the grasses) of…

Programs

Bird Conservation in Western Massachusetts: from Cranes to Sparrows
May 8, 2017
with Andrew Vitz, Massachusetts State Ornithologist

Sam Peabody and Friends: A look at bird song interpretation
June 12, 2017
With David Spector and Sam Peabody Transliterations, mnemonics, transcriptions—whatever you call them, this program might…

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