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The Annual Halloween Adventure: Satan's Kingdom, Hell's Kitchen | Full day | Easy/Moderate
October 22, 2017
Joshua Rose birds Massachusetts’ northern stretches of the Connecticut River Valley from Northfield to Turner’s…

Fort River Refuge | Morning| Easy/Moderate
October 25, 2017
George Regmund, Stephen LaValley, Nancy Goodman, and Janice Jorgensen lead birders through the refuge to…

Dead Creek WMA and the Lake Champlain Valley | All day| Easy/Moderate
October 29, 2017
Mike Locher heads north for the spectacle of hundreds of Snow Geese rising into the…

Newburyport and Plum Island | All day | Moderate
November 4, 2017
Geoff LeBaron heads to the northeastern extreme of Massachusetts, where rarities drip off the tree…

Ducks on the Berkshire Lakes | All day | Moderate
November 5, 2017
Al Richards and Bob Bieda visit the lakes and ponds of western Massachusetts to look…

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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