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The HBC offers same-day (local) field trips to spots easily reached and explored in one day, as well as overnight trips to locations further afield.

See the New England Birding Calendar

Field Trip Guidelines

All trips will be limited to 10 participants and up to 2 leaders.
The following additional rules will apply this fall due to the continuing COVID-19 situation:

  1. All field trip leaders and participants must be fully vaccinated and required to wear a mask when asked (possibly in carpool situations) and be aware of maintaining a safe social distance during the event.
  2. Field Trips are for Hampshire Bird Club Members only.
  3. Members can only register for one (1) field trip from the fall selections. We haveover 250 members and we want all of them to have a field trip opportunity.Members can request a second trip in case the first choice is full.
  4. Participants will receive specific information about their trip directly from theleader once registration has been completed.

To register for a field trip please choose the one you would like to attend and send your choice to [email protected]. You may choose a second trip in case your first choice is full. You will receive an email confirming your registration and providing more details about the trip and the information from the leader.

Overnight Trips

Overnight trips extend over at least one (1) night. All are limited to members of the Hampshire Bird Club.

Registration: Contact the Field Trip Chair at [email protected].

Costs: We recommend car-pooling and cost sharing which can be arranged between participants (not by the leader or the club). (See also Field Trip Guidelines.) The HBC charges a fee which includes a share of club insurance premiums, and a share of the leader/s costs. The club may also charge for a share of other costs, if the club pays these on behalf of participants.
Club Fees: Participants always pay the HBC Insurance/Leader fee. The club may charge additional fees on an AT COST basis if it pays some costs on behalf of participants.

Couldn’t Find the Trip You Want?

We welcome suggestions for local and/or overnight trips, especially if you are prepared to lead them. Jim Lafley, Field Trip Chair, can be reached at [email protected].

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