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CANCELLED Fort River Refuge

April 8, 2020

7:30 am - 9:30 am

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELLED  Meet George Regmund (413-255-0628), Jim Lafley, Henry Lappen, and Janice Jorgensen in the lower parking lot at the Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Rd, Hadley to look for early Spring migrants.  Enter Moody Bridge Rd from the west end.  The 1.2 mi Fort River Trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for resting.  Since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife demolished the stables at Fort River, this site may no longer be a good place to see large numbers of barn swallows.  (E/M)

CANCELLED Ashley Reservoir

April 12, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELLED  Join Mike Locher as he looks for early migrants like Pine and Palm Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and Louisiana Waterthrushes.  Meet in the Holyoke Elks parking lot (250 Whitney Ave) near Exit 15 (Holyoke Mall) off Rt 91 at 7:00 a.m.  Contact Mike (413-585-5864) for more information.  (E/M with one optional S section)

CANCELLED Fort River Refuge

April 18, 2020

7:30 am - 9:30 am

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELLED  Meet George Regmund (413-255-0628), Jim Lafley, Sasha Auer, Kevin Barnes, and Janice Jorgensen in the lower parking lot at the Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Rd, Hadley to look for early Spring migrants.  Enter Moody Bridge Rd from the west end off Bay Rd  (closest to Rt 47).  The entire 1.2 mi of the Fort River Trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for resting.  Since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife demolished the stables at Fort River, this site may no longer be a good place to see large numbers of barn swallows.

CANCELLED Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

April 18, 2020

8:30 am - 10:30 am

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELLED  Share your joy of birds and birding with students from the Smith College Bird Club as leader Laura Beltran looks for early Spring migrants at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.  This trip is free and co-sponsored with Mass Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.  Meet at the main parking lot at Arcadia, 127 Combs Rd, Easthampton  (E)

CANCELLED Look Park

April 25, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELLED  Join Betsy Higgins for a half day trip to Look Park in Florence to look for Louisiana Waterthrushes and other Spring migrants.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. in the JFK Middle School parking lot on 100 Bridge Road, Florence.  We’ll walk some paved paths and some wooded, uneven paths along the river and look and listen for anthing with wings or fur or any other treats Spring brings.  Please contact Betsy at [email protected] or 413-586-7585 with any questions.  (M)

Mitch's Way

May 3, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Mike Locher as he searches for vireos, warblers, flycatchers, local woodpeckers, and other Spring migrants.  Meet at Mitch’s Marina parking area, near the gate.  Contact Mike (413-585-5864) for more information.  (E/M)

Fort River Refuge

May 6, 2020

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet George Regmund (413-255-0628), Henry Lappen, and Janice Jorgensen in the lower parking lot at the Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Rd, Hadley to look for early Spring migrants.  Enter Moody Bridge Rd off Bay Rd, from the west end closest to Rt 47.  The entire 1.2 mi is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for resting.  Since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife demolished the stables at Fort River, this site may no longer be a good place to see large numbers of barn swallows.  (E/M)

Mineral Hills Conservation Area

May 9, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Marcia Merithew and Betsy Higgins as they lead birders through one of the lesser known Northampton area conservation parcels.  This has been a consistent place for Prairie Warblers over the past several years.  For information, contact Marcia (413-896-9539 or mmerithew at comcast dot net).  Meet at the JFK Middle School parking lot (100 Bridge Rd, Florence) at 7:00 a.m.  (E/M)

 

 

Mt Holyoke, Hadley

May 17, 2020

6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Mike Locher as he hikes up the park road to the top of this local peak hoping to see some later Spring migrants and deep-woods breeding specialties including Worm-eating and Cerulean Warblers (both quite reliable in recent years).  Meet at the (gated) entrance to Skinner State Park (at the end of Old Mountain Road in Hadley) at 6:00 a.m.  This is an occasionally steep hike on a paved road.  For more information contact Mike (413-585-5864).  (M/S)

Hilltown Rambles

May 23, 2020

6:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join Dave Gross and Bob Zimmermann as they ramble around the Berkshire hilltowns to look for those migrants that prefer higher elevations than the valley provides.  We’ll be on the lookout for American Bittern, Sandhill Cranes, Blackburnian Warblers and Spotted Sandpipers along with anything else we can turn up.  There will be a bit of hiking at the Moran Wildlife Area.  Meet at the Northampton Stop & Shop parking lot at 6:30 a.m.  Pack a lunch or pick one up at the Cummington Creamery.  For information or to sign up, please contact Dave ([email protected] or 413-687-8161) or Bob ([email protected] or 413-626-3381).  (E/M/S)

Monhegan Island

May 24, 2020 - May 27, 2020

All Day

Join Scott Surner as he leads the Hampshire Bird Club’s pilgrimage to Monhegan Island.  This charming island and the variety of migrating birds can be astonishing.  The weekend promises to be memorable and enjoyable.  The trip is limited to 15 Hampshire Bird Club members.  Contact Carol Mardeusz ([email protected]; note Monhegan in subject line please) on or after January 11 to sign up and to receive information about expenses.  Contact Scott (413-256-5438) for other information.

Knightville Dam

May 24, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Marcia Merithew and Betsy Higgins as they visit Knightville Dam looking for late Spring migrants and local residents.  Contact Marcia (413-896-9539 or mmerithew at comcast dot net) for details.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the John F Kennedy Middle School (100 Bridge Rd, Florence).  (E/M)

Fort River Refuge

May 30, 2020

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Meet George Regmund (413-255-0628), Jim Lafley, Laura Beltran, Derek Allard, and Janice Jorgensen in the lower parking lot at the Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Rd, Hadley, to look for Spring migrants.  Enter Moody Bridge Rd, off Bay Rd, from the west end (closest to Rt 47).  The entire 1.2 mi of the trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for resting.  Since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife demolished the stables at Fort River, this site may no longer be a good place to see large numbers of barn swallows.  (E/M)

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