Field List of the Birds of Essex County, MA
Seventh Edition, 2002
Member's Night 2012
A recent list of birds seen in Essex County
Courtesy of Sue McGrath
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Winter / Spring 2015
Friday, March 6, 7:45 pm
Magyar Madarok (Hungarian Birds): Birding Hungary without a Car, Kowa, or Clue
Plus ECOC meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm
Avid birder Kurk Dorsey, an environmental historian and Associate Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, recounts his entertaining adventures birding in Budapest, Hungary while living there for four months in the fall of 2011. With no car or scope and only limited ability to communicate, he still managed to see some of the great birds of Central Europe (and not get lost or cause an international incident!). Co-sponsored by PEM. Free and open to the public.
Create Space, Art & Nature Center, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.
For some species, special songs are also invoked at dawn. Join Kroodsma on this special acoustical tour of some of the finest and most intriguing dawn performers among North American passerines.
Co-sponsored by PEM, this program is made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingram in memory of Dorothy Addams Brown, beloved honorary PEM trustee and devoted ECOC member. Free and open to the public.
Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.
Thursday, March 19, 6:30-8 pm (weather dependent)*
ECOC Clubhouse Event: Brown Bag supper and Woodcock Walk
Location: Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (IRWS), Topsfield, MA
6:30-7:30 pm – dinner | 7:20ish-7:50 pm – woodcock walk with sanctuary director Carol Decker
Gather with fellow ECOC members at this special Clubhouse event and experience one of nature’s remarkable spectacles! After a brown bag dinner and socializing inside, we’ll join Carol Decker outside in the nearby fields to witness male woodcocks “peenting” and performing their amazing aerial displays at dusk (sunset is at 6:55 pm).
* RSVP to Jim McCoy (see contact info. below), in case the event needs to be canceled/rescheduled.
Jim McCoy: 978-578-7076 | email@example.com
Saturday, May 9, start time TBD
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey
Event Coordinator: Robert Buchsbaum
firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-927-1122
Participate in the 109th 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 Robert for trip start time and other details.
Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum
The Morse Auditorium and the Art & Nature Center are in PEM’s main museum building (at the corner of Essex St. and Liberty St., in Salem, Mass.). Note: if severe weather is forecast, please call 978-745-1876 to confirm that the program is still on.
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