Antioch Bird Club (ABC)

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The Antioch Bird Club (ABC) is a group of students, faculty, and staff interested in birds, birding, and ornithology. ABC was founded in April 2016 at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. Originally formed as a means for students interested birding to share experiences, the club has had a meteoric rise ever since. Since its inception, the club has grown to include dozens of current students, faculty, and staff from Antioch University New England, as well as alumni living all around the world.

Now a pillar of bird conservation within the Monadnock Region, ABC hosts local and regional birding trips for students, as well as walks, presentations, and workshops for the local community. Since 2016, ABC has also formed critical relationships with many of the area’s top conservation organizations and events including New Hampshire Audubon, the Harris Center for Conservation Education, Cheshire County Conservation District, the Monadnock Food Co-op (Earth Festival), and the Monadnock Ecological Research & Education Project (Meet the Mountain Day).

Moving forward, ABC looks to remain a bastion for avian conservation in the region, including offering scholarship opportunities for Antioch students interested in birds and providing state-of-the-art equipment to assist in ornithological research.

Antioch Bird Club (ABC) Group Photo

ABC brings to Antioch many modes through which one can deepen their connection with birds and fellow bird lovers. These include:

  • Monthly Meetings
  • On-campus Feeders
  • Library Resources
  • Bird Walks
  • Local Birding Events
  • Coastal Field Trips
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • the Monadnock Region Birding Cup
  • and More!

Upcoming Events

For students:

Join us in making cards for those you appreciate on Friday February 14th from 11am-1pm! Come to room 231.

Our semester scavenger hunt has been postponed due to building renovations. Please follow us on Facebook for updates.

Join us for Bagels & Birds Saturday February 15th 8-11am in the Antioch room 271!

In April, we will be hosting a photo gallery! More information on submission coming soon! In the meantime, keep taking photos!

The Monadnock Region Birding Cup

Every year, we host the MRBC on Antioch campus for birders all across the Monadnock Region. Teams may compete in a variety of categories all sponsored by local businesses. Proceeds from this competition fund student research scholarships for bird conservation.

Monadnock Birding Cup logo

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