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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!


Mass Audubon’s Birders Meeting

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Mass Audubon’s 31st Annual Birders Meeting will be held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, under the theme ‘Our CommonWealth of Birds,’ celebrating the rich and diverse bird species that call Massachusetts and greater New England home and highlighting Mass Audubon’s work in conserving critical bird habitats.

Potluck and Hummingbirds Presentation with Dana and Bob Fox
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 6:00PM
Dana Duxbury-Fox:
Location: First Parish Church, 50 School Street, Bridgewater
Bring your appetite and best dish to share with friends prior to enjoying a presentation with Dana and Bob on hummingbirds. The talk will begin by focusing on what is a hummingbird and their adventures with 10 different, remarkable species they have seen on their journeys in the Americas. Then they will share the results of the recent research which has given up deeper insights into the wonders of this family - how they evolved, pollination through nectar gathering, their diet and feeding techniques, use of torpor, how iridescence is produced and their courtship. Many spectacular pictures and videos will be included. Come and marvel at these little gems.


Saturday, March 18, 2023, 8:00AM

Brian Vigorito: (339) 235-8219,

Meet: Bay Farm, 43 Loring St., Kingston, MA

We will search for waterfowl and early migrants at various spots in and around Duxbury. Locations include Bay Farm, Duxbury Bogs, Howlands Landing and Duxbury Beach.

Interior South Shore Localities

Sunday, March 19, 2023, 8:00AM

Wayne Petersen: (701) 206-5716,

Meet: Shaw’s Plaza, Rte 58, near intersection of Rte. 14 in Hanson, to left of Shaw’s in front of Dollar Store.

A search for early spring migrants including waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds and early passerines.

Timberdoodles- Stoughton

Friday, March 24, 2023, 6:30 PM evening

Glenn d'Entremont: (781) 267-0442,

Meet: Bird St. entrance to Bird St. Conservation Area (off Morton St., off Plain St., off Rte. 138 at Town Spa)

Come watch American Woodcock display behavior at Bird Street. Water resistant shoes or boots recommended but not necessary if little snow cover. *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Migration and Mammals - Provincetown

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 AM

Nate Marchessault: (508) 304-3346,

Meet: Commuter lot behind McDonald’s at intersection of Rts 3 & 6, Scusset Rd exit

Many species are on the move this time of year, whether coming, going, or just passing through - not only birds but mammals like N. Right Whales. We'll head up to Race Point in Provincetown and see what's out there. Afterward, we'll slowly migrate our way back, visiting other locations on the Outer Cape along the way. This trip involves several miles of walking over loose sand. *This trip is co-sponsored with Cape Cod Bird Club.

Wildlands Trust Walk: Woodcock Walk at Great River Preserve - Bridgewater

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 6:00PM evening

*Volunteers are needed for this collaborative walk with Wildlands Trust. To co-lead this trip with Pete Jacobson please contact Pete: (508) 208-4702,

Watch American Woodcocks perform their amazing aerial courtship displays. We will walk less than two miles and hope to see other early spring birds. If you would like to participate but not as a trip co-leader please sign up on the Wildlands Trust website:

Walk in Remembrance of Paul Cosgrove

Sunday, March 26th,  8AM (morning)
Vin Zollo: (508) 641-2523,
Meet: Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary main parking lot (293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon)

Please join us walk for this walk at Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Sanctuary, where Paul spent many years volunteering and attending bird walks. This walk will be an opportunity for friends of his to gather together, share memories, and spend time in a place that was special to him. We'll meander some of the trails for a few miles on mostly level terrain.

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