Field List of the Birds of Essex County, MA
Member's Night 2012
A recent list of birds seen in Essex County
Become a member of the Essex County Ornithological Club or renew a current membership.
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Club decal featuring
ECOC American Kestrel
Nest Box Program
Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar
Spring Members’ Outings
Monday, May 6, 6:00 pm
Join us for a long-standing annual tradition — started by Sarah Robbins and Dotty Brown over 20 years ago — birding Eastern Point during spring migration. Even if the weather is uncooperative for birding, you will enjoy the company and unobstructed ocean view from Dotty’s wonderful seaside home! Come early for birding with your families and/or guests, BYO sandwiches (or sushi). Dotty provides beverages and bird-inspired cakes. Don’t miss this delightful, informal gathering of ECOC members — new and old!
Directions: Dotty’s house is at 45 Fort Hill Ave, Eastern Point, Gloucester (978-283-3247). Take Rte. 128 North to Gloucester. Follow signs for "East Gloucester, Eastern Point" (ocean will be on your right). The entrance to Eastern Point will be on the right, marked by two stone pillars and a sign that reads "Private Road." Follow the meandering narrow road that leads out to Eastern Point. Bear left onto Fort Hill Ave. in about a half-mile. Follow road to end, where you will find Dotty’s home on the ocean.
Ipswich River Canoe Trip Report with Photos
Saturday, May 11, start time TBD
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey
Event Coordinator: Robert Buchsbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-927-1122)
Participate in the 107th 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. More information to come!
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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 on-line at www.massbird.org/ecoc. Hard copies will also be available at programs.
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 Bartlett Gallery 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.