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.
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Coastal Plain Pond Exploration - Kingston
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Julianne Mehegan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Meet: Sanctuary parking area, end of Winslow Cemetery Road