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Waterfowl Identification October 13, 2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm New date is 10/13/2022.  7:30 to 8:30    Register to get the zoom link. We…

Birding for Everyone: Bird Feeders October 15, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am During which we will discuss all things bird feeder!

Leave the Leaves - Preparing Our Fall Gardens for Winter by Lari Cochran October 19, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm "Clean Up to Support Overwintering Pollinators & Birds" As the growing season ends in New…

MANO Christmas Bird Count December 18, 2022 All Day National Audubon will hold its local Christmas Bird Count on December 18, 2022. It will…

Our Goals

The mission of the Education Committee is to promote birding activities of all kinds and with a variety of populations. In particular, our activities aim to introduce and encourage birding with children, seniors, the disabled, and other people that may not have had access to birding. We offer monthly presentations on topics of interest to club members, and we often invite members of other bird clubs to attend. The Education Committee meets via zoom at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. We invite people interested in the Education Committee to attend our meetings. Contact us at [email protected].

Our Presentations

We offer presentations each month on topics such as bird identification, where to bird locally, the dos and don’ts of bird feeders, and our popular monthly Do-It-Yourself Birding workshops. Currently, all our presentations take place via zoom.  Descriptions of the presentations and instructions on registering can be found under Presentations and Workshops.

New Member Bird Walks

This is a new initiative from the Education Committee. We will offer new member bird walks, open to anyone with any level of experience, once each season. They will be led by members of the Ed Committee. For details and directions, check Events listings.

Sept. 11, 2022 – 8-10 a.m. at the Quabbin, Gate 35.

Jan. 8, 2023 – 9-11 a.m. at the Silvio Conte National Wildlife Conservation Area parking lot

April 23, 2023 – 7-9 a.m. at Lake Wallace, behind the Belchertown Police Station

The fourth one will be our usual new member bird walk before the June HBC picnic at Arcadia.

Videos of Previous Workshops and Programs

Links to the recorded videos of Education Committee Workshops and Hampshire Bird Club programs are here.

Educational Scholarships

We offer scholarships for young people to attend birding or natural history camps and conferences. Applicants are 12-18 years old. An applicant or a family member is a member of the Hampshire Bird Club. You can download an Education Scholarship Application here.

Education Committee Members 2022

Lesley Farlow and Janice Jorgensen, Co-Chairs
Melissa Aldrich
Heather Bateman
Laura Beltran
Monique Dumais
Bruce Hart
Julius Tyson

To contact the Education Committee, please email [email protected]. Feel free to email us with ideas for presentations or activities that would interest you.


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