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Field Trips

Join us as we travel throughout Hampden County (and beyond!) in search of birds. We offer a wide variety of field trips throughout the year, where you can be in the company of experts and beginners alike as you explore the habitats and behavior of wild birds.

2024_06-22 Fort River Refuge Walk

June 2024



June 22, 2024

Fort River Refuge Walk

2-3 Hours

Breeding species

Meet in the refuge parking lot on 69 Moody Bridge Rd. in Hadley at 7:30 a.m.


Tim Carter 323-0601 and Beth Spirito 348-7447

2024_August Nighthawk Watch at Longmeadow Flats

August 2024



August 1, 2024

Nighthawk Watch at Longmeadow Flats



Evening date to be announced.  Check website or call for details.  Meet at the viewing platform on the corner of Pondside Rd and Birnie Road at 6:45 pm.  Suggest mosquito repellant.  


Al & Lois Richardson 736-0846, ALNLOISR@AOL.COM

2024_08-17 Plum Island

August 2024



August 17, 2024

Plum Island

Full Day

Shorebirds, ducks, hawk, and egrets

Meet in the commuter lot behind McDonald’s near Turnpike entrance in Ludlow at 6:30 a.m.


Tim Carter 323-0601 and Janice Zepko,

2024_08-24 Longmeadow & Agawam

August 2024



August 24, 2024

Longmeadow & Agawam

3 Hours

Shorebirds, egrets, and herons.

Meet at Pynchon Point Park on River Road in Agawam at 7:30 a.m.


Al & Lois Richardson 736-0846, ALNLOISR@AOL.COM

2024_09-16 Monhegan Island, ME

September 2024

September 16-19, 2024



September 16, 2024

Monhegan Island, ME

4 Days

Rarities and migrants.

Reservations for overnight accommodations generally open January 1, 2024 and must be made well in advance. We will depart on Sept. 16 from Port Clyde, ME using Monhegan Boat Line, 3:00 PM ferry and leave Monhegan on Sept. 19 on the 12:30 PM ferry. Contact leader for details.


Janice Zepko, and Doug James 454-4005,

DISCLAIMER: Members and non-members attend trips at their own risk.  Neither the Allen Bird Club, nor any trip leader, nor any driver shall be responsible for any injury suffered by any trip participant.  By participating in any trip, the participant acknowledges that he or she alone shall be solely responsible for any and all injuries suffered by the participant on any Allen Bird Club trip.

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