Merrimack Valley Bird Club

The Merrimack Valley Bird Club has been exploring the Merrimack Valley and North Shore of Massachusetts since 1948. We are a welcoming club that is open to all who have an interest in birding the northeast Massachusetts area. New members are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or spotting scope if you have them!

Executive Committee

  • President - Donna Cooper

  • Treasurer - Champa Bilwakesh

  • Secretary - Mike Timko

  • Recording Secretary - Bill Headley

  • President Emeritus - Evelyn Retelle

MVBC is a member of the Association of Massachusetts Bird Clubs.

Membership information can be found here

Contact for other information about the club!

If weather impacts a walk, members will be notified by email and the website updated. If in doubt, check with the Club President (978-944-0655).

Check out our Facebook page here.

Browse our Christmas Bird Count records for several years.

Found a place you’d like to share for a bird walk?
If you are willing to lead an exploratory walk in a new location, send a suggestion for a date/time to birdclub.merrimackvalley@gmail and we’ll share it with the members. Interested members will be directed to contact you and it will be up to you set it up and lead the walk.

Summer 2022 - President's Message

The warm (hot?) days of summer have arrived! Gone are the spring migrants that are so exciting. Now we can enjoy the resident summer birds as they form pairs, lay eggs, and raise their offspring. I know my feeders are full of newly fledged birds begging for a parent to feed them while trying to figure out how to land on a feeder so they can be "big kids"!

At our annual meeting in May, we decided to reinitiate our long time tradition of sharing snacks at the end of walks. This remains optional, but is an enjoyable way to wrap-up a walk while compiling the trip list. We will also experiment with earlier start times this fall to see if we can catch some more of the "dawn chorus."

Our late summer/fall/winter schedule can be found on the Seasonal Schedule page. I hope long-time members as well as new-comers, will join us for the next season.