ECOC Member Outings, Walks etc...
Peabody Essex Museum
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Club decal featuring
Benson's art work.
Avail. for $1.00 ea.
Field List of the Birds of Essex County, MA
Seventh Edition, 2002
Member's Night 2012
Essex County Sightings
A recent list of birds seen in Essex County
Courtesy of Sue McGrath
Birding On The Net
MassBird On Google
Book of the Month
Trip Reports & Photos
Nest Box Program
Results 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar
early winter 2016-17
Speaker Series/Club Meetings
Thursday, Oct. 6, 5-7:30 pm
ECOC Clubhouse Event
| Essex County Greenbelt Headquarters
5-5:45 – bird walk with ECOC
president, Constance Lapite
6-7:30 – BYO supper
in the headquarters building, followed by a brief talk by
Greenbelt president Ed Becker about the Cox Reservation and ECGB
fellow club members at a fun and relaxing clubhouse event at the
Cox Reservation. Come early to join the bird walk or to
explore this beautiful coastal property, with its spectacular
views of Choate Island and beyond, on your own. Kitchen
facilities are available.
Address and Directions to ECGB Headquarters | Cox Reservation
82 Eastern Ave. (Rte. 133), Essex, MA
From Rte. 128: take exit 15 "School
Street" and go 3 miles north. School St. becomes Southern Ave.
and leads into Essex center. At the intersection of Southern
Ave. and Eastern Ave., turn right onto Eastern Ave. (Rte. 133)
toward Gloucester for 0.5 mile. Pass the South Essex Center Mall
on the right, and then make an immediate left into the driveway
marked by a Greenbelt sign. If you reach Farnham's you have gone
too far—unless you want take-out for supper!
Friday, Nov. 18, 7:45 pm
Birding Western Cuba
Improved relations between the United
States and Cuba have opened the gateway to visit this
fascinating Caribbean Island nation, home to beautiful
beaches, rolling farmlands, old cars, and great birds. David
Larson, PhD and Science and Education Coordinator at Mass
Audubon's Joppa Flats, shares the rarities and contrasts that
make Cuba a unique destination. Larson led a birding tour to the
Island in 2014 in search of its many endemic birds, during which
the group visited reserves, national parks, Soviet-era hotels,
beach resorts in the Bay of Pigs, and the homes of natural
historians and artists. Larson leads his next (and final?) tour
to Cuba in February 2017. Co-sponsored by PEM.
135 Essex Street,
Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to the public.
Friday, Dec. 9, 7:45
Artist Looks into the Nest
ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm
Songbirds develop so quickly that some can fly 11 days
after hatching! In 2002, Artist and naturalist Julie
Zickefoose began to draw and paint wild nestlings
day-by-day, bearing witness to their swift growth.
Over the next 13 years, she
documented these developments in 17 species. More than 400 of
these life-sized studies wriggle and hop across the pages of her
latest book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest. Peek
inside the nest with Zickefoose as she shares her groundbreaking
work and intimate knowledge of these birds through images,
videos, and colorful anecdotes. A book-signing follows.
Co-sponsored by PEM and Mass Audubon. This program is made
possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingraham in
memory of Dorothy Addams Brown, beloved honorary PEM trustee and
devoted ECOC member.
Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open
to the public.
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 7:45 pm
ECOC Members Night
Plus ECOC Book Sale,
7-7:30 pm and Annual Meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm
Join fellow members at a “show and
tell” night. Presentations will include great bird imagery,
readings of original poetry, local highlights and more. Contact
Janey Winchell (see contact info. below) if you want to present
something at this lively variety show event.
support ECOC by clearing out your extra bird books and bringing
them to the annual book sale. All books sell for $1, unless
otherwise noted. Proceeds benefit the Club.
Essex Street, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to
Directions to the Peabody
The Morse Auditorium is in PEM’s main building.
135 Essex Street is next door to PEM’s main
entrance (at the corner of Essex and Liberty St., Salem, MA).
Note: if severe weather is forecast, call
978-745-1876 to confirm event.
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can always be viewed here on our web site. Hard copies will also be available at
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ECOC programs for 2016 - 17 by renewing your membership today!
Membership/renewal form available here
||ECOC President: Constance Lapite
President/Programs Coordinator: Janey Winchell
||ECOC Treasurer: Buffy Pennick
Essex County Ornithological
Club 100th Anniversary Sponsors
Charitable Foundation, Ipswich, MA