Survey Reports

Bartlett Hendricks Memorial Waterfowl Census

This event is an annual census of Central Berkshire lakes and wetlands, conducted each November, to identify and count wintering aquatic birds, particularly waterfowl. This census has been conducted by Hoffmann Bird Club since 1946.

Bartlett Hendricks Memorial Waterfowl Census reports

Bird Observer Article by Bartlett Hendricks – Waterfowl in the Berkshires 1946-1993

Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is an early-winter bird census conducted by birders around the world. This count was started by conservationists in 1900 and is currently organized by the National Audubon Society. The official CBC period is from December 14 to January 5. Hoffmann Bird Club participates in the CBC each year in three Berkshire County circles.

Berkshire County Christmas Bird Count Reports

Common Nighthawk Watch

“On warm summer evenings, Common Nighthawks roam the skies over treetops, grasslands, and cities. Their sharp, electric peent call is often the first clue they’re overhead. In the dim half-light, these long-winged birds fly in graceful loops, flashing white patches out past the bend of each wing as they chase insects. Their range includes all of the continental United States. They have one of the longest migration routes over land through Mexico and Central America to the wintering grounds in southern South America..” – From All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Berkshire County Common Nighthawk Watch

Please feel free to use the Trip Leader form below to record your Field Trip results.

HBC Trip List Form

Sandhill Crane – Photo by Holly Higinbotham