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
It takes a special talent to create great
field guide art, with key visual content packed into minimal
space. Tracing his own artistic development through sketches and
paintings, renowned naturalist and bestselling author David
Sibley explores the unique requirements and challenges of
illustrating for field guides. A
book signing of the second edition of Sibley Guide to Birds
(2014) and Sibley’s Guide to Trees (2009) follows the
lecture. Co-sponsored by PEM.
Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to the public.
Friday, Nov. 14, 7:45 p.m.
Neil Hayward’s Accidental Big Year
ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm
In 2013, Neil
Hayward was “diagnosed” with a Big Year. What he calls a “temporary
insanity” resulted in some highly entertaining blog entries while he
was logging almost 250,000 miles of travel to the remotest corners
of the North American continent — Barrow, the Dry Tortugas,
Newfoundland, Adak — and to a place called New Jersey. By year’s
end, he’d netted 750 bird species and set what may be a new ABA
record. For this talk, Hayward takes his Big Year and uses the
latest in cutting-edge technology to condense it into a Big Hour.
Come hear about exotic birds, remote places, erupting volcanoes,
polar bears, Aleutian plumbing and more!
Art & Nature Center studios, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to the public.
Friday, Dec. 5, 7:15 pm (please
note early start time for film!)
Friday evening, Oct. 10, 2014
Clubhouse Event at Riverbend (directions below)
5:00–5:45 pm — Jim Berry leads a bird walk on the property (meet at IRWA headquarters)
6:00–7:30 pm — buffet dinner*
Gather with fellow ECOC members at a fun and relaxing Clubhouse event in a beautiful location! Come early to walk the ½ mile trail down to the river and back, explore the property’s Greenscape Demonstrations area, or just come to enjoy dinner overlooking the Ipswich River.
Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum
The Morse Auditorium and the Art & Nature Center are in PEM’s main museum building (at the corner of Essex St. and Liberty St., in Salem, Mass.). Note: if severe weather is forecast, please call 978-745-1876 to confirm that the program is still on.
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