THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELED Meet George Regmund (413-255-0628), Jim Lafley, Henry Lappen, and Janice Jorgensen in the lower parking lot at the Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Rd, Hadley to look for early Spring migrants.  Enter Moody Bridge Rd from the west end.  The 1.2 mi Fort River Trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for resting.  Since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife demolished the stables at Fort River, this site may no longer be a good place to see large numbers of barn swallows.  (E/M)

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELED Meet George Regmund (413-255-0628), Jim Lafley, Derek Allard, and Janice Jorgensen in the lower parking lot at the Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Rd, Hadley to look for early Spring migrants.  Enter Moody Bridge Rd from the west end.  The 1.2 mi Fort River Trail is fully accessible, including boardwalks, and has occasional benches for resting.  Since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife demolished the stables at Fort River, this site may no longer be a good place to see large numbers of barn swallows. (E/M)

Join Marcia Merithew and Betsy Higgins as they visit Knightville Dam looking for late Spring migrants and local residents. Contact Marcia (413-896-9539 or mmerithew at comcast dot net) for details. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the John F Kennedy Middle School (100 Bridge Rd, Florence). (E/M)

Join Mike Locher as he hikes up the park road to the top of this local peak hoping to see some later Spring migrants and deep-woods breeding specialties including Worm-eating and Cerulean Warblers (both quite reliable in recent years). Meet at the (gated) entrance to Skinner State Park (at the end of Old Mountain Road in Hadley) at 6:00 a.m. This is an occasionally steep hike on a paved road. For more information contact Mike (413-585-5864). (M/S)

Join Dave Gross and Bob Zimmermann as they ramble around the Berkshire hilltowns to look for those migrants that prefer higher elevations than the valley provides. We’ll be on the lookout for American Bittern, Sandhill Cranes, Blackburnian Warblers and Spotted Sandpipers along with anything else we can turn up. There will be a bit of hiking at the Moran Wildlife Area. Meet at the Northampton Stop & Shop parking lot at 6:30 a.m. Pack a lunch or pick one up at the Cummington Creamery. For information or to sign up, please contact Dave (djgross@gmail.com or 413-687-8161) or Bob (zimmermann@biochem.umass.edu or 413-626-3381). (E/M/S)

Join Scott Surner as he leads the Hampshire Bird Club’s pilgrimage to Monhegan Island. This charming island and the variety of migrating birds can be astonishing. The weekend promises to be memorable and enjoyable. The trip is limited to 15 Hampshire Bird Club members. Contact Carol Mardeusz (camardeusz@yahoo.com; note Monhegan in subject line please) on or after January 11 to sign up and to receive information about expenses. Contact Scott (413-256-5438) for other information.

Join Mike Locher as he searches for vireos, warblers, flycatchers, local woodpeckers, and other Spring migrants.  Meet at Mitch’s Marina parking area, near the gate.  Contact Mike (413-585-5864) for more information.  (E/M)

Join Marcia Merithew and Betsy Higgins as they lead birders through one of the lesser known Northampton area conservation parcels. This has been a consistent place for Prairie Warblers over the past several years. For information, contact Marcia (413-896-9539 or mmerithew at comcast dot net). Meet at the JFK Middle School parking lot (100 Bridge Rd, Florence) at 7:00 a.m. (E/M)

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELED Join Scott Surner on this all day trip to look for boreal species such as the Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Canada Jay, and Boreal Chickadee. You must be a member of HBC to participate. Limit is 12 participants. Please email Scott (ssurner@aol.com) to sign up. (E/M)

THIS FIELD TRIP IS CANCELED Join Mike Locher as he looks for early migrants like Pine and Palm Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and Louisiana Waterthrushes. Meet in the Holyoke Elks parking lot (250 Whitney Ave) near Exit 15 (Holyoke Mall) off Rt 91 at 7:00 a.m. Contact Mike (413-585-5864) for more information. (E/M with one optional S section)