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Events are the lifeblood of the our club and you are encouraged to participate in as many events as you like. We hope to see you at one of the upcoming events soon!

Upcoming events

    • December 11, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    We will cover the CBC circle and how to find your residence in the circle, identifying the birds, counting the bears?, how to report your observations, recruiting your neighbors. Final forms must be submitted when you finish counting on 12/17. To join the workshop, click here.


    • December 12, 2023
    • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Every December, HBC's program is.... you! Have you ever wanted to talk to the club about something, but not felt like you had enough for a whole program? Did you take a birding trip recently and want to share a few photos? Do you want to tell people about your favorite birding spot, or favorite bird species, or favorite fellow birder? This is the meeting for you! Several club members get to share the night, each one talking for 10-15 minutes and showing a few slides (or not). Plus, since we are doing this by Zoom again this year, if you live too far away to participate in our meetings in person, a members' meeting mini-program is a great way to connect with your fellow HBC members.  Email Program Chair Josh Rose if you'd like to participate!

    • December 13, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    We will cover the following topics: checking your map and your area, names and emails of your team, how to manage more than one team, how to compile reports, how to instruct your team to keep track of time and report to you, cell phones, using eBird Trip Reports, rare bird requirements, forms. Final forms must be submitted no later than 12/18 at noon. To join the workshop, click here.

    • December 17, 2023
    • 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    • Hampshire County

    Come join us for our 89th annual Christmas Bird Count. 

    • December 18, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    We will share stories, photos and the final numbers! To join us, click here.

    • January 08, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us to find out this month’s location and target birds, and hear about what everyone saw last month. To join the meeting click here. Meeting ID: 822 7788 5665 Passcode: Education

    • January 09, 2024
    • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Zoom

    In less than a decade, the Motus Wildlife Tracking System has revolutionized our ability to track even the smallest migratory animals across immense distances. The brainchild of Birds Canada, and supported by more than 2,000 partners and collaborators, Motus has grown to a global network of almost 1,800 automated receiver stations in 34 countries that allow scientists to follow birds, bats and even migratory insects. Scott Weidensaul, a founder of the Northeast Motus Collaboration, which has installed more than 160 Motus stations in the mid-Atlantic and New England, will discuss Motus’s extraordinary potential for conservation, what it’s already brought to light about migrants in this region, and where this exciting effort goes from here.

    Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Living on the Wind" and his latest, the New York Times bestseller "A World on the Wing." Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications, including BWD and Living Bird. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than 25 years, as well as winter hummingbirds in the East, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded.

    • March 10, 2024
    • 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Easthampton Community Gardens

    Members of the HBC Education Committee will be present to assist with the sights and sounds of the spring American Woodcock display. Very little walking on reasonably flat terrain.

    • March 12, 2024
    • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

    • April 09, 2024
    • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley MA

    • May 14, 2024
    • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley MA

    • May 19, 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fort Hill Division of the Conte Refuge

    Members of the HBC Education Committee will lead a walk around the accessible trail in search of migrating birds, including warblers, vireos, sparrows, thrushes, and others.

Hampshire Bird Club, Inc.

Post Office Box 3637
Amherst, MA 01004-3637

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