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Lake Wallace, Belchertown

October 19, 2022

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Meet Jim Lafley at the new Lake Wallace observation deck to scan the marsh and open water for late shorebirds and waders as well as ducks, geese, and other denizens of the area.  We will also explore the back area of the lake and the woods near the athletic fields.  To register or for more information email:  [email protected]  (E)

Birding for Everyone: Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke

October 22, 2022

7:45 am - 10:00 am

We will meet at the Elks Lodge near Ashley Reservoir for a short walk. We will look for any migrating waterfowl on the water and any other characters in the trees and shrubs we will walk past along the way.

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A Spanish language interpreter will be available. To register, simply complete this online form.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Learn more about the Birding for Everyone program. All Birding for Everyone events are free and open to the public.



Halloween Adventure

October 30, 2022

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Annual Halloween Adventure: Satan’s Kingdom, Hell’s Kitchen, and more.  All day.  Joshua Rose.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the parking area for the Power Canal on Migratory Way in Turners Falls.  Call or email Josh (413) 835-0093; [email protected] for further details.  (E/M)

Ducks on the Berkshire Lakes

November 6, 2022

6:30 am - 5:00 pm

All day.  Tom Gagnon will lead this trip to the Berkshires in search of ducks and other waterfowl.  Trip begins at the JFK Middle School in Northampton at 6:30 am for carpooling and directions.  Trip is limited to 12.  Contact Tom Gagnon if interested at (413) 584-6353. Tom will not be available the week before the trip so contact him before October 24th or on Saturday, November 5, the day before trip. (E)

Chris Ellison Memorial Trip to East Quabbin

November 12, 2022

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

All day.  Our annual trip inside the gates of Quabbin Reservoir is limited to Members Only and to 10 participants.  Craig Allen will lead this trip for the Club beginning at the Quabbin Headquarters at Winsor Dam at 7:00 am. The group will travel from Gate 45 to Gate 35.  If interested contact Craig at [email protected] (E)

Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Vermont

November 13, 2022

5:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dead Creek WMA and Lake Champlain Valley. All day. Mike Locher heads north for the spectacle of hundreds of Snow Geese rising into the sun as a Rough-legged Hawk cruises by them. In addition to the geese and raptors, we’ll look for ducks, loons, gulls, and grebes on Lake Champlain and anything else that we can find. Meet at Stop & Shop in Northampton (228 King Street) at 5:30 a.m. for carpooling. Contact Mike (413-585-5864 – landline) for further details and to register. (E/M)


Pine Grove Conservation, Northampton

November 13, 2022

8:00 am - 10:00 am

.  Laura Beltran will be searching for sparrows, finches, thrushes, raptors, and late warblers in this recently acquired conservation area.  Meet along Old Wilson Road at the sign for the area. To register or for more information contact: [email protected]  (E)

South Hadley along Connecticut River

December 11, 2022

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Jim Lafley and Laura Beltran will lead birders to several areas along the Connecticut River in South Hadley.  We will explore McCray’s Farm & River Lodge Rd. for Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs, and Harriers, Brunelle’s Marina for waterfowl and Bald Eagles and the Bachelor Brook/Stony Brook Conservation Area.  This will be a good trip to prepare for the CBC!  They are all within a mile of each other and there is a large parking lot at each site.  Contact Jim at [email protected]  (E)

New members birdwalk

January 8, 2023

9:00 am - 11:00 am

We will meet in the parking lot of the Silvio Conte Wildlife Refuge in Hadley at 9:00 am. Bring your binoculars, or we will have loaners if you need them. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know if you plan to attend and if you need directions.

New members birdwalk

April 23, 2023

7:00 am - 9:00 am

We will meet in the parking area behind the Belchertown Police Station at 7:00 am. Bring your binoculars–or we will have loaners if you need them. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know if you plan to attend and/or if you need directions.

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