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Leader's Choice | Half Day | Easy/Moderate
February 25, 2018
Mike Locher will chase any local rarities that happen to be around. If there aren’t…

Winter Coastal Rhode Island | Full Day | Moderate
March 3, 2018
Geoff LeBaron reprises his annual cold-weather trip to the coast of Rhode Island, looking for…

Quick-and-Dirty Morning Birding | Morning | Easy
March 13, 2018
Mike Locher initiates a series of very short trips around Hadley. Think of this as a chance…

Connecticut River Waterfowl | Half day | Easy/Moderate
March 17, 2018
Mike Locher seeks out the ducks and geese migrating up the Connecticut River to their…

Fort River Refuge | Morning | Easy/Moderate
March 21, 2018
George Regmund, Ted Gilliland, and Leslie Hoffman lead the first spring walk into the refuge.…

The HBC offers same-day (local) field trips to spots easily reached and explored in one day, as well as overnight trips to locations further afield.

See a schedule of all upcoming field trips

Same-day Trips

Most same-day trips are free and open to anyone. In a few cases, property owners limit participation to members of the HBC.

Registration: Just contact the field trip leader at least several days in advance. Always requested, sometimes required.
Meeting Location: sometimes the birding location, sometimes a more local car-pooling location.
Costs: Costs include things like the cost of travel to the location, entry fees, etc. We recommend car-pooling and cost sharing which can be arranged between participants, NOT by the leader or the club. (See also Field Trip Guidelines.)

Overnight Trips

Overnight trips extend over at least one (1) night. All are limited to members of the Hampshire Bird Club.

Registration: Contact the Field Trip Chair (413-585-5864 or
Meeting Location: As outlined in the trip plan.
Costs: We recommend car-pooling and cost sharing which can be arranged between participants (not by the leader or the club). (See also Field Trip Guidelines.) The HBC charges a fee which includes a share of club insurance premiums, and a share of the leader/s costs. The club may also charge for a share of other costs, if the club pays these on behalf of participants.
Club Fees: Participants always pay the HBC Insurance/Leader fee. The club may charge additional fees on an AT COST basis if it pays some costs on behalf of participants.

Couldn’t Find the Trip You Want?

We welcome suggestions for local and/or overnight trips, especially if you are prepared to lead them. Mike Locher, Field Trip Chair, can be reached at (413) 585-5864 or by email at

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