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 Meeting and Potluck - Bridgewater
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Meet: 50 School Street, Bridgewater (First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church)
All are welcome to join our open planning meeting @ 5PM, potluck supper @ 6PM and annual meeting @ 7:15PM, followed by guest speaker Brad Winn, director, Shorebird Habitat Management, Manomet.
Saturday, January 11th, 2020, 8:00AM
Wayne Petersen: 781-534-2046,
Meet: Commuter lot behind McDonald's at intersection of Rte. 3 & 6, Scusset Road exit, Bourne
Mid-winter is an ideal season to see a plethora of seafowl, unusual gulls, alcids, as well as traditional visitors such as Snow Bunting and possibly even a Northern Shrike or Snowy Owl.
Plum Island & vicinity
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 8:30AM
Mike Emmons: (978)694-4080,
Meet: Lot 1 parking area, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport Expect to find wintering ducks and raptors.
Lawrence Crow Roost
Saturday, January 25, 2020, late afternoon until dusk
Dana & Bob Fox: 978-886-2330,
Contact leader for details.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Ernie LeBlanc: (978) 249-4064,
Ernie will scout and the trip will go to places in the North Quabbin area with the most potential. We will look for wintering birds, hopefully including winter finches. Call for meeting place and time.
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00am, morning only
Paul Fitzgerald: (781)749-9712,
Meeting place: Dunkin' at 1 Bay Street in Hull.
A search for sea ducks, possibly Black Guillemot, and wintering land birds including Horned Lark should make this trip enjoyable.