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

 

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

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Plum Island Birds
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Jim Berry's
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Essex County Bird Walks

ECOC Member Outings, Newburyport Birders &
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Sponsored Bird Walks


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


ECOC American Kestrel

Nest Box Program








Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar
Fall 2014


Friday, Nov. 14, 7:45 p.m.

Neil Hayward’s Accidental Big Year

ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm

In 2013, Neil Hayward was “diagnosed” with a Big Year. What he calls a “temporary insanity” resulted in some highly entertaining blog entries while he was logging almost 250,000 miles of travel to the remotest corners of the North American continent — Barrow, the Dry Tortugas, Newfoundland, Adak — and to a place called New Jersey. By year’s end, he’d netted 750 bird species and set what may be a new ABA record. For this talk, Hayward takes his Big Year and uses the latest in cutting-edge technology to condense it into a Big Hour. Come hear about exotic birds, remote places, erupting volcanoes, polar bears, Aleutian plumbing and more!  Co-sponsored by PEM.   

Art & Nature Center studios, Peabody Essex Museum.  Free and open to the public. 


Friday, Dec. 5, 7:15 pm (please note early start time for film!)

Chasing Ice and Birds in a Changing Climate

ECOC meeting 7–7:15 pm


Join us for a special screening of the multi-award winning film Chasing Ice (2012) by acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog. His hauntingly beautiful time-lapse videos of glaciers across the Arctic compress years into seconds and reveal ancient mountains of ice disappearing at a breathtaking rate. Following Balog’s 75 minute film, researcher Trevor Lloyd-Evans presents the effects of climate change on migratory birds, as documented by 45 years of landbird banding at the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and shorebird research from the Arctic to South America. Lloyd-Evans, banding director at Manoment, is also co-author of Final Flight: 10 Northeastern Birding Spots at Risk from Climate Change. Book signing follows the program. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon and PEM.
 
Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum.  Free and open to the public. 


 

ECOC Members Outings

Friday evening, Oct. 10, 2014

Clubhouse Event at Riverbend (directions below)

5:00–5:45 pm — Jim Berry leads a bird walk on the property (meet at IRWA headquarters)

6:00–7:30 pm — buffet dinner*

Gather with fellow ECOC members at a fun and relaxing Clubhouse event in a beautiful location! Come early to walk the ½ mile trail down to the river and back, explore the property’s Greenscape Demonstrations area, or just come to enjoy dinner overlooking the Ipswich River.

More information & directions 


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.

Map of the area with "To & From" directions provided by Google


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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 on-line at www.massbird.org/ecoc.  Hard copies will also be available at programs. 


Notes:

* Please help support ECOC programs!  Membership/renewal form available online at www.massbird.org/ecoc . 
* ECOC president is Jim McCoy:  978-578-7076 | jfmccoy@hotmail.com
* ECOC vice president/programs coordinator is Janey Winchell:  978-542-1627 | jane_winchell@pem.org

The “Field List of Birds of Essex County” is available by clicking here.


1st Successful ECOC American Kestrel Nest Box

After 7 seasons of evicting Starlings and hoping for Kestrels we had our 1st successful nest in one of the boxes placed in Ipswich.

The rest of the story....