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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Welcome to your new HBC website!  We hope it knocks your socks off in its beauty and ease of use, as it does us.  Thanks to so many people but especially to our skilled Web Developer, Bill Tuman at [ artyoucanclick ], as well as our own John Van de Graaf and Scott Surner for their stunning pictures!

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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!


Hawkwatching at the Mountain House | Half Day | Medium/Easy
September 21, 2014
Join Mike Locher on top of Mount Holyoke for what he hopes is a glorious…

Quabbin Reservoir: Fall Migrants | All Day | Medium
September 28, 2014
Tom Gagnon and Craig Allen head into the Quabbin wilderness to find southbound birds (and…

Knightville Dam | Half Day | Easy
October 4, 2014
Betsy Higgins and Marcia Merithew explore Knightville Dam for late migrants and local residents. Call…

Fort River Division of The Silvio O. Conte NWR | Morning | Easy
October 15, 2014
Harvey Allen, Janice Jorgensen, and George Regmund lead birders through the former Bri-Mar Stables property…

Halloween Extravaganza: Northern Connecticut River Valley | All Day | Easy
October 25, 2014
Joshua Rose birds Massachusetts’ northern stretches of the Connecticut River Valley from Northfield to Turner’s…

more about trips


Rare and Elusive Birds of North America
October 20, 2014
For 16 years, William Burt pursued a stubborn mission: to find and photograph all 20…

Arctic Shorebird Research
November 10, 2014
with Ian Davies

Annual Members Meeting
December 8, 2014

Birdsong: The Hour Before Dawn
January 12, 2015
with Don Kroodsma

Big Chicken Run
February 9, 2015
with Scott Surner

more about programs
HBC Boutique


Sparrow Identification Workshop (Part I)
October 2, 2014
with Scott Surner Sparrows often end up in the “too-hard” basket for many birders. If…

Sparrow Identification Workshop (Part II)
October 5, 2014
with Scott Surner Sparrows often end up in the “too-hard” basket for many birders. If…

more about education events
HBC Library