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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.

2022_05-21 Mt. Tom Morning Walk

May 2022

Saturday

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May 21, 2022

Mt. Tom Morning Walk

3 Hours

Spring migrants, Winter Wren and possible Worm-eating Warbler

Meet at the Rte. 141 entrance to the Mt. Tom State Reservation at 7:30 a.m.

TRIP LEADER(S)

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

2022_05-22 Quabbin Reservoir

May 2022

Sunday

,

May 22, 2022

Quabbin Reservoir

3 Hours

Songbirds, waterbirds, and eagles

Meet at the Visitor's Center at 7:00 a.m.

TRIP LEADER(S)

Tim Carter 323-0601 and Beth Spirito 348-7447

2022_05-28 Hadley Hotspots

May 2022

Saturday

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May 28, 2022

Hadley Hotspots

Half Day

Grassland birds, Orchard Oriole, and Vesper Sparrow

Meet in the Fort River Refuge parking lot on 69 Moody Bridge Rd. in Hadley at 8:00 a.m.  Call leader for details.

TRIP LEADER(S)

Harvey Allen 207-7272

2022_06-03 Little River Breeding Bird Count

June 2022

Fri.-Sat., June 3-4, 2022

Friday

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June 3, 2022

Little River Breeding Bird Count

Help monitor the breeding birds in the Little River IBA (Important Bird Area) in parts of Granville, Blandford, Russell, and Southwick.  6:00 p.m. Friday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday.  Compilation and pizza at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.  

TRIP LEADER(S)

Contact Janice Zepko at jzepko@comcast.net for details.

2022_06-11 Tyringham and Post Farm

June 2022

Saturday

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June 11, 2022

Tyringham and Post Farm

Half Day

Wetland and upland species

Some easy hiking.  Meet at McDonald's in Lee just north of Turnpike Exit 10 (old Exit 2) at 6:30 a.m.

TRIP LEADER(S)

Myles & Kathy Conway 269-7130 or 687-5037

2022_06-12 Southwick/Suffield WMA

June 2022

Sunday

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June 12, 2022

Southwick/Suffield WMA

3 Hours

Resident songbirds and possible nesting rarities

Meet at the Suffield WMA parking area at 8:00 a.m.  To get there from intersection of Rte 10/202 and 57 in Southwick, head east on Depot St, turn right onto Sheep Pasture Rd, continue onto Point Grove Rd, parking area is on left just after Connecticut line.  

TRIP LEADER(S)

John Weeks 959-222-9978, aerie.john@cox.net

2022_06-17 Vermont Blitz

June 2022

Fri.-Sun., June 17-19, 2022

Friday

,

June 17, 2022

Vermont Blitz

3 Days

Bird the hills and valleys of Vermont with a focus on boreal species.  Early morning uphill walk for those who want to try for Bicknell’s Thrush.  Notify leader of your plans at least 15 days in advance for details, including overnight accommodations.

TRIP LEADER(S)

Tom Swochak 485-8378, westfield.yoga@verizon.net and Janice Zepko

2022_06-25 Fort River Refuge Walk

June 2022

Saturday

,

June 25, 2022

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.

TRIP LEADER(S)

Tim Carter 323-0601 and Beth Spirito 348-7447

2022_August Nighthawk Watch at Longmeadow Flats

August 2022

Monday

,

August 1, 2022

Nighthawk Watch at Longmeadow Flats

Evening

Nighthawks

Evening date to be announced.  Check website orcall for details.  Meet on Tina Lane off Pondside Road in Longmeadow at 7:00 p.m.

TRIP LEADER(S)

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

2022_08-13 Plum Island

August 2022

Saturday

,

August 13, 2022

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.

TRIP LEADER(S)

Tim Carter 323-0601 and Janice Zepko, jzepko@comcast.net

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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