Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Fall 2019

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, Dec. 6, 7:45 pm
A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

ECOC meeting 7:30–7:45 pm

Every spring and fall, a journey of thousands of miles begins, as migrating birds find their way between breeding and overwintering grounds. Renowned naturalist and author Kenn Kaufman brings this remarkable phenomenon to life in his talk, based on his new book A Season on the Wind. Discover the science and magic of bird migration, including how local observations can reveal global patterns, and what we can do to avoid harming these vulnerable winged migrants. A book signing for A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration follows the program. This event is made possible by a generous donation from The Echo Charitable Foundation. Cosponsored by PEM and Mass Audubon.

 Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum.  Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 8:30-10:30 am
Winter Birds and Bagels with Kenn Kaufman

Fee $15 (members and nonmembers)

Program is full. Call 978-887-9264 for waitlist.

Note: group size is limited. Sign up early!

Join Kenn Kaufman and his wife Kimberly for an easygoing bird walk at Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, followed by coffee, tea, and bagels in the barn.  Cosponsored by Mass Audubon.

Location: meet in the barn at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield, MA.

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, 7:30 pm
Special ECOC Members Night program: Birds in Winter Plus ECOC Book Sale, 7-7:30 pm and Annual Meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm

Refreshments served

Roger Pasquier’s Birds in Winter (2019) is the first book devoted to the ecology and behavior of birds during this most challenging season. Discover ways that winter affects birds throughout the year, both those that endure winter’s extreme conditions and those that migrate to warmer climes. Pasquier, a lifelong birder, career conservationist, and an associate in the Dept. of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History points out that much is visible to any interested observer. A book signing for Birds in Winter: Surviving the Most Challenging Season follows the program. Co-sponsored by PEM.

Please help support ECOC by clearing out your extra bird books and bringing them to the annual book sale. All books sell for $2, unless otherwise noted. Proceeds benefit the Club.

PEM Connect Building, Peabody Essex Museum. Free and open to the public.

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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