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Massachusetts’ bird lovers are rallying around the Valley’s largest known colony of Barn Swallows, trying to convince the US Fish & Wildlife Service to take the best possible care of this thriving population of an otherwise declining species. Please sign this petition to support the swallows.

It is October, with fall migration in full swing, warblers and shorebirds winding down just as sparrows are peaking and waterfowl are just getting started! This month’s meeting features Mark LaBarr of Audubon Vermont speaking about conservation of the rapidly declining Golden-winged Warbler. And we have no fewer than 7 birding trips scheduled over the next three weeks, including annual HBC traditions like the Halloween Special to Satan’s Kingdom and Hell’s Kitchen, the Vermont Wild Goose Chase to Dead Creek WMA and Lake Champlain, and the Berkshire Ducks ‘n’ Donuts expedition! See our October newsletter for all of the details.

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October 24, 2018

7:30 am - 12:00 pm
The entire Fort River Trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for…

October 28, 2018

7:15 am - 5:00 pm
Join Josh Rose as he leads his annual trip to Satan's Kingdom, Hell's Kitchen, and…

November 3, 2018

5:25 am - 6:00 pm
Join Mike Locher (413-585-5864 or mlocher at yahoo dot com) as he tries once again…

November 4, 2018

6:20 am - 4:00 pm
Join Tom Gagnon (413-584-6353) on this all day, easy trip to look for ducks, loons,…

November 10, 2018

7:30 am - 12:00 pm
The entire Fort River Trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for…


The Symbiotic Relationship Between Humpback Whales and Marine Birds
November 12, 2018
with Peter Trull Symbiotic relationships occur throughout Nature, some subtle, others compelling! In the open…

Hampshire Bird Club Members' Meeting
December 10, 2018
with the Hampshire Bird Club, in our 35th year! Join the HBC for an evening…

Who's Buried in Audubon's Tomb? The Artist, the Musician, and the Birds of America
January 14, 2019
with Fred Baumgarten John James Audubon (1785-1851), the self-described “American Woodsman,” became a legend in…

North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring
February 11, 2019
with Bruce Beehler In late March 2015, ornithologist Bruce M. Beehler set off on a…

Farmland Bird Research in the Connecticut River Valley
March 11, 2019
with Isabel Brofsky, M.Sc. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

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