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!


Coastal Plain Pond Exploration - Kingston

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Julianne Mehegan, mehegan@comcast.net

This walk focuses on a unique coastal plain pondshore in Kingston. The property supports a mix of common and globally rare plants. Birds, mammals and aquatic species thrive in this habitat. The property is protected by Northeast WildernessTrust. Participation is limited, contact Julianne if interested.

Squantum - Quincy

Sunday, August 7, 2022, 8:00 AM - morning

Kathy Rawdon: (781)749-8892, rawdonk@comcast.net

Meet: Moswetuset Hummock, East Squantum St.

This trip will focus on shorebirds which are starting to filter into this area after their short breeding season in the northern regions of the continent. A few noteworthy breeding birds also inhabit the area including Saltmarsh Sparrows and American Oystercatchers. Be prepared for the possibility of biting insects associated with the salt marshes

Birds and Botany: Eel River Preserve - Plymouth

Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:00AM - morning

Nate Marchessault: (508)304-3346, natemarchessault@gmail.com

Meet: Eel River Preserve lot, just after turn onto Boot Pond Rd. from Long Pond Rd.

Eel River Preserve has an interestingly northern feel to it with many interesting botanical features. We'll slowly walk our way around Eel River, stopping to appreciate some neat and unique plants like sundews, ferns, clubmosses and potentially orchids, and of course keep an eye and ear out for birds too! Most of the walking here is flat but can sometimes be wet. Boots or sandals recommended!

Newburyport & Vicinity

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 7:30 AM

Mike Emmons: (978)694-4080, michael.emmons@comcast.net

Meet: Parking lot 1, Plum Island (Parker River NWR)

Shorebirds in migration will be the focus of this trip.

Squantum - Quincy

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 7:30AM - morning

Vin Zollo: (508)641-2523, vzollo1@yahoo.com

Meet: Moswetuset Hummock parking, East Squantum St.

We will concentrate on shorebirds and early southbound migrants. We'll cover several spots, consisting of short walks. Be prepared for the possibility of biting insects associated with the salt marshes.

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary - Marshfield

Saturday, September 3, 2022, 7:00 AM morning only

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

Meet: Sanctuary parking area, end of Winslow Cemetery Road