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Upcoming

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…

7:45 am - 10:00 am
Multiple habitats should show us different kinds of birds!

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…

6:30 am - 5:00 pm
All day.  Tom Gagnon will lead this trip to the Berkshires in search of ducks…

7:00 am - 4:00 pm
All day.  Our annual trip inside the gates of Quabbin Reservoir is limited to Members…

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

See the HBC Code of Birding Ethics and Conduct

Field trips are no longer limited to 10 individuals and are open to non-members.
We ask leaders and participants to follow these guidelines:

  1. Field trip leaders and participants must be fully vaccinated and are required to wear a mask when asked (possibly in carpool situations) and be aware of maintaining a safe social distance during the event.
  2. Potential participants should use the leader’s contact information in the description if they would like to register or if they have questions about the trip.
  3. Participants will receive specific information about their trip directly from the leader once they have registered.

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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