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!
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 email@example.com 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).
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.
Winter Check-in - President's Message
The winter holidays have come and gone and we are all looking forward to some winter birding if we are able. The Harlequin Ducks are at Rockport and this is a winter of finch irruptions. Hopefully people are able to see some Common Redpolls, Red and White-winged Crossbills, and maybe even those elusive Evening and Pine Grosbeaks. There has even been a Varied Thrush at feeders in Sudbury. If you can get out safely I encourage you to try to find some of these special winter birds.
The Christmas Bird Count was a success in the Andover Circle despite having to do the count in small/solo teams. We had a greater than usual number of people doing feeder watches - many of them new to CBCs. Hopefully we can keep these new folks involved in the future.
I am hopeful that we will be able to start our group walks again when spring arrives. I look forward to birding with the club and seeing many of the familiar faces, and maybe some new ones!
Please stay safe, wear a mask, and sign up for vaccinations when you are eligible.