Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Spring 2024

Speaker Series/Club Events


Wednesday, May 22th, 6am-9am
ECOC Outing: Dogtown bird hike (vigorous and challenging)
Meeting point: Parking lot for Goose Cove Reservoir on Gee Avenue, Gloucester*

Walk Leader: Jared Keyes ( | cell: 978-505-0586)

Join in a several mile bird hike on Cape Ann with club member Jared Keyes of Gloucester. Our target birds will be warblers (including Mourning and nesting Nashville), cuckoos, and other Neotropical migrants. Our goal will be to cover multiple habitats and micro-hotspots in about 4 miles, in an area that yielded great finds and a satisfying eBird list in 2022. We’ll work our way along at a brisk pace over some challenging, rocky and occasionally steep terrain into the heart of fabled Dogtown. Appropriate footwear required, and remember to bring water.

* Contact Jared for event details and to register for this outing.

Saturday, May 18, 7am-ish*
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey

Event Coordinator: Dave Brewster (

Participate in the 118th 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.

* Contact Dave via email for the exact start time and other details.

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Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Connect Building is at 135 Essex Street, next door to PEM’s main entrance (at the corner of Essex and Liberty St. in Salem, MA). Morse Auditorium is in PEM’s main building. Note: if severe weather is forecast, call 978-745-1876 to confirm event.

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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 here on our web site. Hard copies will also be available at programs.

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ECOC Bulletins 1919-1938

Digital copies courtesy of the
Peabody Essex Museum

Club decal featuring
Frank Benson’s art work.
Avail. for $1.00 ea.