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Mt. Tom
May 21, 2022
6:30 am - 9:30 am
Join derek allard on the mostly flat, paved road below the Mt. Tom ridge, which…

6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mike Locher hikes up the park road to the top of this local peak hoping…

Hilltown Rambles
May 28, 2022
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Join Dave Gross and Bob Zimmermann as they ramble around the Berkshire hilltowns looking for…

7:45 am - 10:00 am
Warbler migration will be in full swing!

Nonotuck Park
May 29, 2022
6:30 am - 9:30 am
Join derek allard for a tour of Easthampton's Nonotuck Park in search of Blue-headed Vireos,…

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

All trips will be limited to 10 participants and up to 2 leaders.
The following additional rules will apply this spring 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 should use the contact information in the description if they have any questions or would like to register for the trip.
  4. Participants will receive specific information about their trip directly from the leader once they register.

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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