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!
Christmas Bird Counts
Please call leaders for exact dates and please consider helping out with these annual counts. More people are always needed!
Quincy Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 17, 2022; Glenn d'Entremont: 781-344-5857, email@example.com
Marshfield Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 30 2022; Sue MacCallum: 781-837-9400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taunton/Middleboro Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, January 1, 2023; Pete Jacobson: 401-465-6668, email@example.com
Plymouth Christmas Bird Count
Contact Trevor Lloyd-Evans: 508-224-6521, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Dennis Beach, Dennis
Sunday, December 4, 2022, 8:00 AM morning
Jonathan Glover: 508-813-8668, email@example.com
Meet: East end of the parking lot entrance, Davis Beach Rd.
West Dennis Beach offers a nice mix of salt marsh, dunes, shore and thickets. Join us for a walk along the marsh and thickets and a return walk along the beach. We'll have a chance to see some overwintering warblers, shorebirds and waterfowl. Lesser Black-backed Gull has been regular here.
Osprey Overlook Park/Great Esker Park, Weymouth
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 7:00 AM, morning
Dan O'Brien: 781-351-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet: Osprey Overlook Park, 87 Wharf St., Weymouth
We'll start off by scanning the flocks of Canada Geese for any rare waterfowl and check the tidal estuary for other waterfowl and lingering shorebirds. We'll walk the loop trail and into the south end of Great Esker Park, getting an expansive view of the Back River at low tide. We'll backtrack to the parking lot and drive to stop #2 at the Elva Rd. entrance of Great Esker Park. From there we'll walk along the "great esker" and then hike on some of the smaller eskers on the various meandering trails, looking for woodland birds and lingering migrants. We'll keep an eye out for Belted Kingfisher and seaducks in the Back River. This portion of the walk can be moderately difficult in places, so sturdy hiking shoes with good grip are recommended.
Plum Island & Vicinity
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 8:30 AM
Mike Emmons: 978-694-4080, email@example.com
Meet: Lot 1 parking area, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport
Expect to find wintering ducks, raptors and possibly winter finches.
Interior Plymouth County
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 8:00 AM
Pete Jacobson: 508-208-4702, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet: Honey Dew Donuts, 1485 Pleasant St., Bridgewater (near junction of Rts. 24 & 104 in front of Home Depot)
We will explore the area around Middleboro and Bridgewater and search for any rarities sighted during the recent Christmas Bird Count.