Allen Bird Club

Allen Bird Club Monthly Meetings

MEETINGS are held the first Monday of each month, October through December and March through May, at 7:30 pm, in the Tolman Wing of the Springfield Science Museum (The Quadrangle). Parking is in the Edwards St. lot, one block from Chestnut St. and State St. in Springfield. 


Monday, March 5, 2018


Snowy Owls to Saw-whet Owls

Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless days and nights, in every imaginable weather condition, observing, capturing, banding and relocating Snowy Owls at Logan InternationalAirport.  Data has been collected on roosting, hunting and behavior while on their wintering grounds.  Since 2000 satellite transmitters have been attached to owls to learn more about their movements.  Find out what has been learned to date, what questions remain and how this project developed to include research on Saw-whet Owls.

Monday, April 2, 2018


Botswana – Birds and Mammals

Mark Blazis has been captivated by Botswana’s Okavango Delta every year for the last two decades.  Few Americans know it better or have seen more of its rarities and secrets.  Mark’s time and dedication there have resulted in his witnessing and capturing on film some of the most amazing wildlife events ever seen in Africa.  Along the way, he has benefited from the friendships and guidance of Brad Bestelink, acclaimed producer and director of Savage Kingdom, which currently is setting the standard for dramatic African wildlife documentaries.


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