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Winter / Spring 2018
Speaker Series/Club Events
Monday, February 19 (Presidents’ Day), 8am to noon
Winter Birding Walk in Ipswich (and vicinity)
Walk leader: Jim Berry (978-356-5505 | email@example.com)
Meeting Place: Former Town Hall parking lot, next to the war memorial in downtown Ipswich on Rts. 1A/133, 100 yards south of Choate Bridge.
Target birds are waterfowl, raptors and wintering boreal songbirds. Very limited walking. Carpooling is necessary from the meeting place. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club.
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.
Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Cape Ann Coastal Birding Walk
Walk leaders: John Nelson (978-283-6128 | firstname.lastname@example.org) and Susan Hedman (978-281-1121 | email@example.com)
Meeting Place: Fisherman's Monument on Western Ave., Gloucester.
Target birds include alcids and other seabirds. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org [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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