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Peabody Essex Museum

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Club decal featuring
Frank Benson's art work.
Avail. for $1.00 ea.

Field List of the Birds of Essex County, MA
Seventh Edition, 2002

Member's Night

Poems by

Dawn Paul

Claire Keyes

 Member's Night 2012

Poems by

Dawn Paul
Jay Moore
Claire Keyes

Essex County Sightings

A recent list of birds seen in Essex County

Courtesy of Sue McGrath

Newburyport Birders
Birding On The Net
MassBird On Google
Plum Island Birds
Newburyport Birders

Jim Berry's
Book of the Month

Trip Reports & Photos

Kestrel Nest Box
Results 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017

Nest Box Program

Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar
Fall and early winter 2017-18

Speaker Series/Club Meetings

Friday, Nov. 17, 7:45 pm
Bird Sounds Decoded
ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm
Listen up as ‘earbirding’ expert and author Nathan Pieplow shares and interprets some of his best audio from over a decade of recording birds in the field. Pieplow also introduces us to the system he devised to help identify bird sounds without having to memorize them. The sounds of birds are a language, carrying messages from one bird to another. To under- stand the language, and decode the messages, all you need is the right dictionary! A booksigning for the new Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America follows the program. Nathan Pieplow 

Co-sponsored by PEM. This program is made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingraham in memory of Dorothy Addams Brown, beloved honorary PEM trustee and devoted ECOC member.

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

Friday, Dec. 1, 7:45 pm
The Private Life of an Unloved Bird
ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm

Vultures are often overlooked, misunderstood and even maligned, despite the vital role they play in healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are also more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor—though turkey and black vultures appear to be on the rise in the United States. Katie Fallon, author and co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, sheds new light on the life and times of the noble turkey vulture, including its feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, and common misconceptions.
Katie Fallon

A book signing of Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (2017) follows the lecture. Cosponsored by PEM. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Echo Charitable Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the presenter.)

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

Friday, Jan. 5, 2017, 7:45 pm
ECOC Members Night
Plus ECOC Book Sale, 7-7:30 pm and Annual Meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm
Refreshments served

Join fellow members at a “show and tell” night. Presentations will include great bird imagery, readings of original poetry, local highlights and more. Contact Janey Winchell (see contact info. below) if you want to present something at this lively variety show event.

Please help support ECOC by clearing out your extra bird books and bringing them to the annual book sale. All books sell for $1, unless otherwise noted. Proceeds benefit the Club.
Co-sponsored by PEM.

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

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 | 

Essex County Ornithological Club 100th Anniversary Sponsors

The Echo Charitable Foundation, Ipswich, MA
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift Bird Watcher's General Store