For the 2017 – 2018 season…

Monthly meetings are held at Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South Street, Pittsfield, Hoffmann Bird Club LogoMassachusetts 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!

Fri 9/1  Potluck and Monthly Meeting      6:00 PM
Bring a dish to share, and please bring your own place settings and utensils so we can lighten the impact on the Sanctuary.
Pleasant Valley Sanctuary
427 W. Mountain Rd., Lenox 01240

Mon 10/2  Monthly Meeting    7:00 PM
“Birding from the Edge”
On Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Maine
Keenan Yakola
Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South St. Pittsfield

Mon 11/6  Monthly Meeting   7:00 PM
“Birding With Rich Guthrie” presents…
“Cuba; Birds, People, Cars & Cigars”
Rich Guthrie, Host of WAMC Public Radio Talk Show
Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South St. Pittsfield

Mon 12/4    Monthly Meeting   7:00 PM
HBC Member’s Night”
Bring 10 digital images and holiday sweets to share, and sign up for the Christmas Count!Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South St.  Pittsfield

Mon 3/5   Monthly Meeting   7:00 PM
“An Adventure in Peru”
Ed Neumuth, HBC Member
Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South St. Pittsfield


Mon 4/2    Monthly Meeting   7:00 PM
“The Bird That Owned The Sky:
The Rescue of the Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle in New York”
Darryl McGrath, Author & Professor
Guardian Life Insurance, 700 South St. Pittsfield


Sat 5/5     Annual Meeting and Banquet   5:00 PM
Join club members for a brief meeting to elect officers followed by:  TBA
Mazzeo’s Ristorante
1015 South Street, Pittsfield, Ma.
Members will receive menu and reservation details thru eNews.
Reserve early!

Fri 6/8 Picnic & Birding at Pleasant Valley
427 West Mountain Road, Lenox
5:00 PM Birding – 6:00P M 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!