ABNC is an active group of people sharing an appreciation of nature’s many forms. We have birders, geologists, star watchers, and plant enthusiasts — a full spectrum of interests. If you have an interest in nature, whether a beginner or experienced observer, we welcome you.

Join us at our meetings, field trips, and institutes where you will find a friendly reception and people with similar interests. There are a lot of exciting programs scheduled for the months ahead–check our event schedule, or come by for a visit!

The Athol Bird and Nature Club maintains the Millers River Environmental Center.

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December – Members Night and Christmas Bird Count

Dec ABNC Meeting 2014We kick off this wintry month with Members night at the Center on 7:00 PM December 10th Dave Small will lead off on a short presentation on Winter Birds and members will follow with a few of their favorite slides. from the past year or fro the past. A fun night to share our natural history interests.


December 20th we embark on the annual Christmas Bird Count. Teams are assigned geographical areas to cover. We meet a the Center at 6:30 for coffee and assembly of teams. Birding through the day, the teams will regroup about 4:30 for the Tally – potluck. Whether a feeder watcher (check map at left) or a member of a team this is a great way to document our wintering birds. If interested in joining a team contact Dave: dave@atholbirdclub.org feeder reports may be e-mailed to the same address on Saturday the 20th. The tally is open to al bring a dish to share and see how many interesting birds have been seen in the area.

Birding on Athol CBC 2013 Ralene Williams and Bob Mallet