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Winter / Spring 2018

Speaker Series/Club Events

PLEASE NOTE:  Tonight's ECOC program "The State of the Birds 3" has been CANCELLED due to the nor'easter. 

Friday, March 2, 7:45 pm
State of the Birds 3
Plus ECOC meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm

Mass Audubon recently completed their third research project looking at the past, present, and projected future status of the birds that call our Commonwealth home. Join Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon’s Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology as she shares how we can expect our treasured native birds to respond to the anticipated changes in climate and discusses ways we can all help to put the brakes on climate change. Co-sponsored by PEM.

PEM Connect Building, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 27, 6:15pm
ECOC Woodcock Walk - Mass Audubon Ipswich River WS

Meeting Place:
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA
RSVP by March 22 please
(see below)

Please join us in celebrating the spring spectacle of the American Woodcock at MassAudubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. After a brown bag dinner, sanctuary directory Carol Decker will provide a brief introduction to the species. Then we will head outside and listen for that telltale “PEENT!”

Bring dinner and meet us outside the barn at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, March 27. The sanctuary is located at 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA. Please RSVP to Constance Lapite by Thursday, March 22.

I hope you will join us.

See you out there!
Constance Lapite
President ECOC

Friday, April 6, 7:45 pm
It’s for the Birds!
Plus ECOC meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm

Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. Douglas Tallamy, a giant in the natural gardening world and the award-winning author of Bringing Nature Home, shares his deep knowledge of what birds need in landscaped spaces to breed successfully and the important roles native plants play in maintaining food webs for birds. 
Discover ways you can transform a garden into a haven for birds and other wildlife. A book signing follows the program. This event is made possible by a generous donation from The Echo Charitable Foundation. Co-sponsored by PEM. (Eastern Bluebird photo courtesy of the presenter.)

Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Free and open to the public.

Monday, May 7th, 5-8 pm
Supper and Birding at Sissy ffolliott’s Lucky Dog Farm
(directions below)
5-6 pm – bird Lucky Dog Farm and adjoining ECGB properties | 6-7:30 – brown bag supper in the farmhouse

Enjoy some spring birding and a BYO sandwich or “take out” with other club members at Sissy’s lovely farm. The traditional bird-shaped cakes plus coffee and tea will be served in loving memory of Dotty Brown and Sarah Robbins who graciously hosted the club each May in Gloucester for over 20 years!

Directions to Lucky Dog Farm (91 Old Right Road, Ipswich, MA):
From Rte. 1 driving N: Turn left onto Old Right Rd., across from First Fabricators (note: road not well marked). Proceed on Old Right Rd for about 6/10th of a mile until you see a rail fence, a red barn and white house with an old maple tree. Park along the frontage from the rail fence and past the house along the Norway Spruces to the field gate. Some cars can pull in front of the barn, too.

From Rte. 1 driving S: Turn right onto Old Right Rd. across from First Fabricators. Proceed as above.

Saturday, May 19, early morning (start time TBD)
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey
Event Coordinator:
Dave Brewster ( [preferred contact] | cell: 978-317-0230)

Participate in the 112th ECOC birding trip down the Ipswich River! Arguably the oldest uninterrupted bird-count in the world, this event is timed to get the best views of birds before full leaf-out, but late enough in the season to get better weather for paddling. Contact Dave for trip start time and other details.

Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Connect Building is at 135 Essex Street, next door to PEM’s main entrance (at the corner of Essex and Liberty St. in Salem, MA). Morse Auditorium is in PEM’s main building. Note: if severe weather is forecast, call 978-745-1876 to confirm event.

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Please be advised:  ECOC calendars are only sent via email, unless a member requests otherwise.  The calendar can always be viewed here on our web site. Hard copies will also be available at programs. 

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* Please support ECOC programs for 2017 - 2018 by renewing your membership today!  Membership/renewal form available here 
* ECOC President: Constance Lapite
978-621-8641 |
* ECOC Vice President/Programs Coordinator: Janey Winchell
978-542-1627 |
* ECOC Treasurer: Buffy Pennick
508-237-7825 | 

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