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!
Mass Audubon Birders Meeting
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
The 2020 theme is "Epic Journeys: Following Bird Migration." Bird migration is one of the most amazing phenomena on the planet. Millions of birds annually fly countless miles between their breeding and wintering areas in search of longer day, warmer climes, and abundant food. We will explore some of the reasons why birds migrate, the technology behind the study of migration, and how to plan the best birding days to appreciate and observe migration in Massachusetts. Join us for engaging speakers from around the country, top notch vendors, and enthusiastic participants for full-day events. Full details and registration information may be found at: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/birdsbirding/birders-meeting
Soup and the Wildest Places: From the Andes to the Amazon
Friday, March 6, 2020 12-1:30pm ($15 for Mass Audubon members, $18 for nonmembers)
Christine Whitebread, register online or call 781-837-9400
North River Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield MA
In August 2017, seven birders from the South Shore Bird Club spent 3 weeks in Peru, led by expert guide, Sean Williams. We traveled from Lima to Cusco in the Peruvian Andes, visiting the famous Manu Road near the world's top biodiversity hotspot, before going on to Los Amigos Research Station on the Rio Madre de Dios, a tributary to the Amazon. Impressive birding and fantastic scenery make this an experience that will stay with us forever. Join us as we re-visit this pristine region.
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 8:00 AM
Peter Jacobson: 508-208-4702,
Meet: West Bridgewater Park and ride on Rte. 106 immediately west of Rte. 24 (9 Pleasant St.)
Explore various places in the Hockomock Swamp, taking time to talk about the history, legends, and natural history of the area.
Interior South Shore Localities
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:00 AM
Wayne Petersen: 781-534-2046
Meet: Shaw's Plaza, Rte. 58, near the intersection of Rte. 14, Hanson (to the left of Shaw's, in front of the Dollar Store)
A search for early spring migrants, including waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, and early passerines.
Migration and Mammals, Provincetown
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 7:00 AM
Nate Marchessault: 508-304-3346,
Meet: Commuter lot behind McDonald's at the intersection of Rte. 3 & 6, Scusset Road exit
Many species are on the move, whether coming, going, or just passing through - not only birds but mammals like N. Right Whales. We'll head up to Race Point in Provincetown and see what's out there. Afterward, we'll grab some lunch and slowly migrate our way back, visiting other locations on the Outer Cape along the way. *This trip is co-sponsored with the Cape Cod Bird Club.
Member's Night Photo Share
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 4:00-6:00 PM
Shawn Carey: & Nate Marchessault:
Meet: Museum of American Bird Art, 963 Washington Street, Canton
Load your best, funniest, fondest encounters with birds on a USB stick and share those moments with us! Time is limited to 10 minutes per person. Contact Nate or Shawn to get instruction on how to show pictures.