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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!

UPCOMING TRIPS

Member's Night Photo Share

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 4:00-6:00 PM

Send your best, funniest, fondest encounters with birds to Nate ( natemarchessault@gmail.com ) and share those moments with us! Time is limited to 10 minutes per person (recommended 20 photos maximum). Registration for the event can be found on our Events page: https://southshorebirdclub.wixsite.com/ssbc/events

Scituate to Plymouth, co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club

Sunday, February 5, 2023, 7:30 AM

Glenn d'Entremont: 781-344-5857, gdentremont1@comcast.net

Meet: Stop & Shop parking, Rte. 139 at Rte. 3, Pembroke

A full day of exploring, starting with the thickets of Marshfield, then the coast from Scituate south to Plymouth to check out the ponds for wintering ducks, perhaps ending the day looking for owls. 70 species are possible.

Hull

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 8:00 AM morning

Paul Fitzgerald: 781-749-9712, pfitzgerald17@verizon.net

Meet: Dunkin’ at 1 Bay Street, Hull.

A search for sea ducks, possibly Black Guillemot and lingering/wintering land birds should make for an enjoyable trip.

Cumberland Farm Fields, Halifax/Middleborough & Environs

Sunday, February 19, 2023, 8:00 AM, morning

Pete Jacobson: 508-208-4702, ejake4@aol.com

Meet: Large Sycamore tree on Rte. 105 (near 104 Thompson St.) Middleborough

Late winter search for open country wintering birds. Raptors usually show well here. In addition, we may have the first wave of early spring migrant waterfowl and blackbirds. We’ll mostly poke around the perimeter of the field and do some short walks on dirt roads. Rubber boots are recommended.

Fairhaven

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 8:00 AM

Glenn d'Entremont: 781-344-5857, gdentremont1@comcast.net

Meet: McDonald’s, intersection of Rte. 6 (aka Huttleston Ave.) and Alden Rd., 14 Plaza Way (near Staples)

Explore the thickets and bays of Fairhaven. At this date we could see the beginnings of spring migration, as blackbirds should be back on the south coast of Massachusetts.

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