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.