Due to Covid-19 our upcoming trips are subject to local and state regulations, and we may need to cancel some events for our safety and yours. We continue to be careful now so we can flock together safely soon!
Club membership and events are FREE, but we require parent/guardian submission of MYBC permission forms prior to participation in club activities. Paper forms will be available at all in-person events.
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Eastern Bluebird by Cory Elowe
In-Person Event: Birding
Birding Orchard Hill | Amherst
Saturday August 7th, 10am-12pm
(Rain Date: same time the following saturday)
The Massachusetts Young Birders Club is excited to announce our first in-person Western Massachusetts meet-up! Come join us whether you've birded before or not, and bring your friends. Meet other young birders and find some awesome summer breeding birds and early migrants!
Where: Orchard Hill in Amherst, in the fields directly in front of UMass parking are 49. You can find directions to the meeting spot using Google Maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/uSVkuSuzaTKnS3SL6.
The closest bus stop during the summer is Olympia Place via bus route 36 (PVTA: http://www.pvta.com/schedules/Rt36.pdf)
Accessibility Information - While our event will mainly take place on the field by lot 49, there is a paved path through Orchard Hill that is wheelchair friendly. There will be plenty of shade and places to sit on the grass.
What to bring: Water, snacks, sunscreen. Bring binoculars or a camera if you have one. We'll have binoculars, and field guides for you to use. We'll also have hand sanitizer. Please bring a mask if you are unvaccinated.
Land acknowledgement: Orchard Hill was stewarded by generations of the Norwottuck, Pocumtuc, and Nipmuc peoples.
This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
Wood Duck by Cory Elowe
In-Person Event: Birding
Birding Bare Cove Park | Hingham
Saturday August 21st 9:00-11:00am
(Rain date same time the following Saturday)
An old military base has been turned into a beautiful park with paved trails that wind through tall trees and offer views of the tidal marshes along Weymouth’s Back Bay. We’ll take our time combing the trees for early migrant birds and late breeding species like orioles, Yellow Warblers and vireos. We’ll also keep an eye out for migrating shorebirds and other waterbirds.
Where – Bare Cove Park is located along Fort Hill Street in Hingham, MA. More information on the park and it’s history can be found here:
We’ll meet at the end of Bare Cove Park Drive (0.5 mile walk from the “West Hingham” stop on the Greenbush Commuter Rail station). Parking available on Bare Cove Park Drive.
Accessibility information – This will be an easy hike of 1-2 miles along paved roads. There will be little elevation change, but there may be some damaged spots on the paved road.
What to Bring- Remember your water, sunscreen and insect repellant. Bring your binoculars and/or camera if you have them. We’ll have extra binoculars and field guides to borrow. We'll also have hand sanitizer. Please bring a mask if you are unvaccinated.
Land Acknowledgement - The Hingham area was stewarded by generations of the Massachusett and Wampanoag peoples.
Restrooms are available. This is a free event, but registration is required.