From The Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Billions of Birds Are Migrating;
BirdCast Can Help You Be Ready

Migration isn't a steady stream of travelers—some days are packed with new bird arrivals, and others are quiet. BirdCast predicts these ebbs and flows and creates a 3-day migration forecast so you know when to look out for arriving birds. Find out how it works, how to use it, and what species may be passing through your area.

Help Prevent Deaths of Migrating Birds: We encourage everyone to turn lights out at night during peak migration times in the spring and fall, and to treat windows to prevent collisions. A huge thank you to actors and bird advocates Jane Alexander and Lili Taylor for helping us make videos to spread the word about the importance of turning off building lights this spring.



Stunning photographs of a female Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) building her nest.



Tom Ricardi and the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, MA are in the news (The Recorder, Greenfield, MA). More



Acute Water Shortage in Oregon: Nation's Oldest Waterfowl Refuge in Crisis

Portland Audubon is sounding the alarm on the situation in the nation’s oldest waterfowl refuge. “The Klamath National Wildlife Refuges are some of the most important refuges for migratory birds in the Western United States. Today they should be full of water and hundreds of thousands of migratory birds. Instead, Tule Lake and Lower Klamath Refuges are dry, dusty, barren expanses--no exaggeration. There is no water to be found and birds are few and far between. At the peak of migration, the refuges are virtually silent. “

Birds migrating along the Pacific flyway depend on this habitat.

The only solution to this immediate emergency is a federal one. Portland Audubon seeks the public’s help in reaching out to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

You can help by following the link below to send a letter. It will take five minutes. This is urgent.




At its meeting on this date, the club decided to broaden its focus to include attention to all flora and fauna, not birds alone.  The name of the club will remain as is. See the statements on our Home page and our About page to learn more about this change.  


The Northfield Bird Club is heeding the call of the Association of Massachusetts Bird Clubs (AMBC) and signing on to a conservation initiative entitled "Bring Birds Back." 

Click here for more information


The Bird Club marched in the
Northfield 350th Anniversary Parade.
Our float  won  first prize.


Bird walks occur each spring and fall. Nature walks can happen  any time.
Check the  Walks  page.

Mass Audubon's
Birder's Certificate Program
August 2023 - June 2024
Click here
for information, rates, and registration.


Check our Programs page for more

Also check the Athol Bird and Nature Club for programs and walks