Welcome to the South Shore Bird Club of Massachusetts
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The South Shore Bird Club (SSBC) was founded in 1946 and the first members set out to explore and share the birds and birding habitats of the South Shore of Massachusetts.
We still concentrate on a variety of mainly local field trips. Many trips involve car-pooling.
In case of inclement weather please check back on this website or contact leader.
Non-members are always welcome.
Please read and adhere to the ABA birding code of ethics
Click the button for Current Program below, or scroll down to instantly see the next few trips.
Impromptu trips for members only will be advertised on our Google Group.
Click on the View Trip Reports button to see what you've missed!
Annual Plymouth County Duck Count
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Let's fan out and count all the ducks in Plymouth County’s freshwater lakes and ponds. This count is planned when waterfowl are at their peak numbers and diversity. We will gather at the end of the day to compile like we do for Christmas Bird Counts and the Fall Roundup. Contact Joe by email no later than Nov. 13th so you can be assigned to a team and given a place to meet on Saturday.
Newburyport and Vicinity
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00AM
Mike Emmons: 978-694-4080,
Meet: Lot 1 parking area, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport
Expect to find late migrants, wintering ducks and raptors.
Outer Cape, Collaborative Walk with Cape Cod Bird Club
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 7:00AM
Nate Marchessault: 508-304-3346 & Mary Jo Foti:
Meet: Commuter lot behind McDonald's, intersection of Rte. 3 & 6, Scusset Rd exit, Sagamore
Early November has potential for a great diversity of seabirds and waterfowl on the Cape. We'll join up with the Cape Cod Bird Club to see how many geese, ducks, grebes, jaegers, alcids, gulls, terns, shearwaters, and Pelecaniformes we can come up with!
Leader's Choice - South of Boston
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Glenn d'Entremont: 781-344-5857,
Glenn will look at recent bird sightings and choose a venue. Contact leader for meeting time and place after Nov. 20th.
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island - A Walk In Remembrance of Patty O'Neill
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 8:00AM
Nate Marchessault: 508-304-3346,
Meet: Sachuest Point NWR parking lot (769 Sachuest Point Rd.), Middletown, RI
Please join us on this walk which Patty was intending to lead, held in her honor and remembrance.