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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Club decal featuring
ECOC American Kestrel
Nest Box Program
Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar
Norman Smith, director of Mass. Audubon’s Trailside Museum, has spent countless days and nights, in every kind of weather, observing, banding and color-marking these owls at Logan International Airport. Hear the latest on what’s known about their roosting, hunting and behavior while wintering here. Most recently Smith’s been attaching satellite transmitters to snowy owls to learn more about their movements. Find out what has been discovered to date, what questions remain and how this project developed to include Saw-whet Owls. Co-sponsored by PEM. Free and open to the public.
Create Space, Art & Nature Center, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.
Saturday, May 10, start time TBD
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey
Event Coordinator: Robert Buchsbaum email@example.com or 978-927-1122
Participate in the 108th 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.
The plan for the annual ECOC Ipswich River Canoe Trip will be the same as in past years – meet at the canoe landing on Rte 97 at 6AM on May 10th. We will need a few willing souls to meet at 5:30 at the take out point by Bradley Palmer off Topsfield (Ipswich) Road so we can drop off a few cars.
People who are planning to go should send Robert Buchsbaum an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-473-2389. They should let me know if they are planning to bring a canoe or kayak or if they need to find a partner.
We usually end between 11-12 and have a picnic lunch together to enjoy each other’s company and go through the bird list.
Monday, May 19, 6:00 pm
(Please note the change in date and venue!)
Annual Birding and Supper Event in memory of Dotty Brown, hosted by Noel Mann
Join us for a long-standing annual tradition — started over 20 years ago by Sarah Robbins and continued by Dotty Brown until last year — birding Cape Ann during spring migration. Even if the weather is uncooperative for birding, you will enjoy the company and birding access from Noel’s home, near Langsford Pond. Come early for birding with your families and/or guests, BYO sandwiches (or sushi). Noel will provide beverages and the traditional bird-inspired cakes. Don’t miss this delightful, informal gathering of ECOC members — new and old!
Directions: Noel lives at 12 Dorset Drive, Gloucester (978-283-4778). Take Rte. 128 North to Gloucester and cross the Annisquam River to the first rotary (Grant Circle). Three-quarters of the way around the rotary, take the Washington St./127 exit. Stay on Washington Street for just over 3 miles, and look for Dorset Drive on your right. (If you see the white Annisquam Village Church on your left, you've gone too far.) Parking at Noel and Daan’s house and along Dorset Dr. is limited, so please carpool if possible.
Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum is located at the corner of Essex St. and Liberty St., in downtown Salem, MA. Both Morse Auditorium and the Art & Nature Center are in the main museum building. Note: if severe weather is forecast, please call 978-745-1876 to confirm that the ECOC event is still on.
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