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Winter / Spring 2016

Speaker Series/Club Meetings


Friday, April 8, 7:45 pm
Following Birds to the Heart of Brazil
Plus ECOC meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm

In 2013, Carlos Sanchez quit his office job in the U.S. and travelled to the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso to follow his passion of being a birding guide. Located at the heart of South America, Mato Grosso encompasses three major biomes, making it one of the most biologically rich regions in Brazil and home to an astonishing list of nearly 600 bird species! Sanchez shares his knowledge of this vast eco-region, gained as a birding guide at the renowned Cristalino Lodge, as well as his personal experiences on this life-changing journey. Co-sponsored by PEM. Free and open to the public.

Art & Nature Center, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.

Essex County Ornithological Club Members Outings

Monday, May 9th
ECOC Clubhouse event: Bird Walk and Brown Bag supper at Long Hill estate (directions below)
Location: Trustees of Reservation's Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens, Beverly

5:30-6:30 – bird walk with Constance Lapite, ECOC president
6:30-8:00 – Brown Bag supper in the Mansion

Join other ECOC members at our first-ever club event at this beautiful estate, managed by TTOR. Come early to go on the bird walk with Constance and/or to explore the formal gardens and 2 miles of trails through 100+ acres of woodlands, meadows, and apple orchard, on your own.

BYO sandwich or “take out” and a beverage of choice for supper. Bird cakes and coffee/tea will be served for dessert in loving memory of Dotty Brown and Sarah Robbins, who graciously hosted the club each May in Gloucester for over 20 years!

Address and directions to Long Hill property

572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA

Rte. 128 at exit #18, take Rt. 22 North for 1 mile. Bear left at split in road and continue for 0.2 mi. on Essex Street to entrance on left (#572 is on the brick pillars). Park in Visitor Parking located half way up the driveway on the left (clearly marked). Handicapped parking is right outside the Main House.

Saturday, May 21, start time TBD
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey
Event Coordinator:
Robert Buchsbaum: or 978-927-1122)

Participate in the 110th 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.

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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 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
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