Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Winter / Spring 2021

Speaker Series/Club Events

Tuesday, May 18, 6am-9am
ECOC Outing: Dykes Pasture and Goose Cove Reservoir
Meeting point: Parking area loop for Dykes Pasture across from #46 Laurel Street, Gloucester*

Event Coordinator: Jared Keyes ( | cell: 978-505-0586)
Join in a bird walk in Gloucester led by club member and Gloucester resident Jared Keyes. We’ll start at Dykes Pasture, a small but amazing place with the potential for spotting numerous warbler species (including Canada). After 45 minutes we’ll head to the parking area for Goose Cove Reservoir on Gee Avenue. Walking will generally be easy on wide fire roads that afford excellent viewing. Reservoir loop is 1 mile and we can add short Dogtown loops if folks are game.

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

Of Interest To ECOC Members!
May 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Virtual Peregrine Falcon Conference

FalConference is a one-day virtual conference where the community is invited to join the Du Bois Falcon team and their collaborators on- and off-campus as they discuss all things peregrine. We are hosting this conference because peregrine falcons have nested on the roof of our Library for decades, and we have a livestream falcon cam. The conference is free and open to the public.

The website is We hope that you will consider attending.

Registration is required for the Zoom Meeting at:

Saturday, May 22, morning (start time around 7am) – Note: Advance registration is required
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey

Event Coordinator: Dave Brewster ( [preferred contact] | cell: 978-317-0230)

Participate in the 115th Annual 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 for the exact start time and other details.

Update: Unfortunately, because of the ongoing pandemic, we are not able to provide boats and equipment for the trip this year. We are also not able to place you in other people’s boats. Each participant will be responsible for providing their own water craft and necessary equipment (including PFDs).

Sunday, May 23, 6:00am
ECOC Outing: Dogtown bird hike
Meeting point: Parking lot for Gloucester’s Reservoir, Gee Avenue, Gloucester*

Event Coordinator: Jared Keyes ( | cell: 978-505-0586)

Join in a bird hike on Cape Ann with club member Jared Keyes of Gloucester. Our target birds will be warblers, cuckoos, and other Neotropical migrants. Our goal will be to cover multiple habitats and micro-hotspots over nearly 4 miles, an area that yielded great finds and satisfying eBird lists in 2019. We’ll work our way into the heart of fabled Dogtown over some very challenging, rocky and occasionally steep terrain.

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

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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