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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

Cookout/Picnic/Potluck at Myles Standish SF (Myles Standish Day) Saturday, July 20, 2024

Brian Vigorito: 339-235-8219, bmvig21@gmail.com

We'll meet at Myles Standish State Forest for a day of birding and nature study. Initial meetup will be at 8:00AM at the park headquarters. At 12:00PM (updated from 2 PM) we'll head to the pavilion at Charge Pond for a potluck/cookout lunch and to enjoy the scenery and company. Afterward, those interested can linger as we listen for whip-poor-wills and possibly owls as the day turns to night. Anyone is welcome to hop in for any portion of the day!

Squantum Marshes, Squantum Point Park - Quincy

Sunday, July 14, 2024, 7:00 AM

Dan O'Brien: 781-351-9444, danielkobrien107@gmail.com

Meet: Moswetuset Hummock, E.Squantum Street, Quincy We'll check the marshes and the mudflats in Squantum for shorebirds, starting at Moswetuset Hummock and visiting other areas in Squantum. Be prepared for the possibility of biting insects.

Squantum Marshes, Squantum Point Park - Quincy

Sunday, July 28, 2024, 7:00 AM

Dan O'Brien: 781-351-9444, danielkobrien107@gmail.com

Meet: Moswetuset Hummock, E.Squantum Street, Quincy We'll check the marshes and the mudflats in Squantum for shorebirds, starting at Moswetuset Hummock and visiting other areas in Squantum. Be prepared for the possibility of biting insects.

 

Squantum - Quincy

Saturday, August 3, 2024, 7:00 AM - morning

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

Meet: Moswetuset Hummock on East Squantum Street, Quincy This trip will focus on migrant shorebirds which are peaking now 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 biting insects at the salt marshes. *This trip is co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club.

Squantum - Quincy

Saturday, August 17, 2024, 7:00 AM - morning

Josh Bock: (773)750-9860, jbock18@gmail.com

Meet: Moswetuset Hummock on East Squantum Street, Quincy This trip will focus on migrant shorebirds which are peaking now 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 biting insects at the salt marshes.

 

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary - Marshfield

Saturday, August 31, 2024, 7:00 AM morning only

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

Meet: Sanctuary parking area at the end of Winslow Cemetery Road.

Squantum - Quincy

Sunday, September 1, 2024, 7:30AM - morning

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

Meet: Moswetuset Hummock parking lot on East Squantum St. in the Squantum section of Quincy. We will concentrate on shorebirds and early southbound migrants. We'll cover several spots, consisting of short walks. Be prepared for biting insects at the salt marshes.

Egypt Lane and Carolyn's Pond - Fairhaven

Saturday, September 7, 2024, 7:30AM morning only

Carol Molander: 508-641-0991, cbmolander@gmail.com

Meet: Near 24 Egypt Lane (park on grass side of lane) We will visit the thickets along the Phoenix Bike trail and walk the hurricane dike to view the marsh and Carolyn's Pond. The pond was recently named after Carolyn Longworth, Paskamansett Bird Club member and retired director of Millicent Library. 214 species have been documented at this eBird hotspot.

*This trip is co-sponsored with the Paskamansett Bird Club.

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