Due to Covid-19 we are offering limited in person birding events with partners, and each event is for smaller groups following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks. As cases continue to rise in the state of Massachusetts, we may need to cancel some events for our safety and yours. We are careful now so we can flock together safely soon. We are currently brainstorming virtual events to offer, so please check back for more information.
Virtual event: bird banding
Behind The Scenes at Manomet’s Banding Lab
Friday May 7, 2021 4:00-5:00 PM EDT
Did you know that one way to keep track of wild birds is to put numbered bands on their legs? Would you like to see how scientists band and measure birds? If so, join Manomet’s banding lab team and the MYBC from 4-5 PM EDT on Friday, May 7, for a behind-the-scenes look at Manomet’s banding lab! You’ll meet Manomet’s banding staff and learn how banders ‘process’ a captured bird.
Once scientists collect the data, the birds fly away free! Bird banding helps answer questions like: Where do birds go during migration? How long do birds live? How does climate change affect birds? The answers to these questions help us know what bird species are in trouble and how we can help. Join us to see birds up-close, and ask all of your questions!
This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
In person feederwatch
Christmas Bird Count
for families at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday Dec 19, 2020 10:00 AM-12:00 PM EST
Sign up for 30 minute slots!
For over a century, people all over North America have been out counting birds as part of the Christmas Bird Count. This year at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton, MA we will provide bird education geared towards families with young children (ages 1-16).
Join Kit and Shyla from the MYBC at Arcadia between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM EST to learn about winter birds and bird feeders. We will have 6 pairs of binoculars that folks can borrow, and we will disinfect them between users.
Due to COVID precautions, registration is required for 30-minute time slots. We will be watching birds at our feeders from outside on the boardwalk behind the visitor center. Restrooms are available. This is a free event, but registration is required.