Nuttall Ornithological Club Turns 150!

The Nuttall Ornithological Club turns 150 years old in 2023 and we are celebrating this anniversary on 8-11 September 2023. The NOC is the oldest ornithological organization in North America and was founded by William Brewster and friends in 1873. The club remains dedicated to study and discussion of ornithology.

The anniversary celebration starts on 8 September with a welcome party at the hotel, including short presentations on the history of the club and introductions of past presidents in attendance and new members. Saturday, 9 September will feature morning and afternoon plenary sessions featuring renowned ornithologists covering a broad range of topics. That evening we will have a gala dinner with a keynote address. Sunday is devoted to field trips including visits to premier local birding locations, the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, and parts of Wm. Brewster's October Farm in Concord, MA. On Monday, we will have a pelagic birding trip (weather permitting) out of Rye Harbor, NH. A more detailed calendar of events is a work in progress at this point.

The venue for the event is the Boston Marriott Burlington Hotel. Rooms are available at the hotel at a discount rate for Nuttall members.