For the 2019 – 2020 Season…


  Please note that we have had to cancel many of our events due to the coronavirus guidelines.  Please feel free to reach out to trip leaders, officers or any member of the Executive Committee for more information!                                                                                                                                   

Monthly meetings are held at Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South Street, Pittsfield,  Massachusetts or at Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 427 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Massachusetts. See the schedule below for specific dates and locations. Most meetings begin at 7:00 PM.  They are FREE and OPEN to everyone interested in birds. Come enjoy the schedules, programs, and light refreshments. Bring a friend!


Mon 9/9 Monthly Meeting  7:00 PM

“Conserving Grassland Birds in New England”

Jon Atwood, Director of Bird Conservation at Mass Audubon

Guardian Life Insurance Co.

700 South St., Pittsfield 01201


Mon 10/7  Monthly Meeting   7:00PM

“Foresters for the Birds–Realizing Habitat and Broader Conservation Goals”

Jeff Ritterson, Field Ornithologist at Mass Audubon

Guardian Life Insurance Co.

700 South St., Pittsfield 01201


Mon 11/4  Monthly Meeting   7:00PM

“Ospreys 2019–The Revival of a Global Raptor”

Alan Poole, Associate of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Guardian Life Insurance Co.

700 South St., Pittsfield 01201


Cancelled due to snowstorm – Mon 12/2  Monthly Meeting  7:00PM

“HBC Member’s Night”

Bring 10 digital images and holiday sweets to share, and sign up for the Christmas Count!

Guardian Life Insurance Co.

700 South St.,  Pittsfield 01201



 Mon 3/2   Monthly Meeting  7:00PM

“Birding Across Taiwan”

Jonathan Pierce and Rene Wendell, HBC Members

Guardian Life Insurance Co.

700 South St., Pittsfield 01201


Cancelled – Mon 4/6 Monthly Meeting   7:00 PM

“The Evergreen Archipelago: Ecology and Evolution of Birds at the Edge of the Boreal Forest”

Jeremy Kirchman, Curator of Birds at the New York State Museum in Albany

Guardian Life Insurance Co.

700 South St., Pittsfield 01201


May 2020  – Changes –  Annual Meeting and Banquet   5:00 PM

Join club members for a brief meeting to elect officers followed by:

Speaker and location TBA

Members will receive menu and reservation details thru eNews.

The banquet gathering has been cancelled.  The Annual Meeting will take place on Zoom scheduled for May 9 at 6 pm and voting will be done during that time or via email (from May 2 through May 10).  Details will be sent to current members via the eNews.  If you have ANY questions, please reach out to any of the Officers of Executive Committee Members.


Cancelled – June 2020  Date TBA   Picnic & Birding at Pleasant Valley

427 West Mountain Road, Lenox

5:00 PM Birding – 6:00PM Picnic

Main courses (including a vegan option) and beverages are provided.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Please bring your own place setting and utensils to help lighten the impact on the sanctuary.


Special Thanks to:

The Guardian Life Insurance Co. graciously provides us with excellent meeting facilities equipped for making outstanding presentations.



Join The Hoffmann Bird Club

The Hoffmann Bird Club is Berkshire County’s premier ornithological organization.  It was established in 1940 with a mission of promoting the study of birds in the county.. The club was founded under the auspices of the Berkshire Museum and was named in honor of Ralph Hoffmann, a naturalist born in Berkshire county.

Meetings are held from September through May and are open at no charge to anyone interested in birds and bird study. Membership in Hoffmann Bird Club is open to anyone interested in birds and bird study. Membership runs from September through the following August.  If you join after April 1,  your membership is extended through the following year.

Field trips are led by experienced birders, and everyone, including beginners, is welcome.  Field trips offer an excellent opportunity to explore first hand the bountiful nature and natural history of the Berkshire region.

Check for updates and more detailed information on meeting, field trips, and presentations in this schedule, along with links to birding-related sites on the Web.

Please join us!