Starting July 8 parking at Brookline Village will be limited due to the Pierce School construction.

Please note: The Brookline Village Library will be closed on Sundays from June 16 to September 1.

Whippoorwills & Nighthawks with the Mass Audubon


The unmistakable call of the Eastern Whippoorwill is a classic sound on moonlit summer nights. A favorite late summer ritual for many nature-lovers is watching for Common Nighthawks in the late afternoon and evening skies. Both birds are aerial insectivores – birds that catch insects on the fly. They are in a family called ‘goatsuckers,’ due to the erroneous belief that these large-mouthed birds would suck milk from goats.

Learn about these birds’ life histories, behavior, ecological niche, and population status, in addition to the best places and times to see them in the coming weeks.  Led by Patti Steinman, the Education Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries, based out of Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. She has worked at Mass Audubon for 30 years, developing and overseeing programs for adults, families, and children.

Register directly on Zoom here.

This program is presented in partnership with Tewksbury Public Library, and is Sponsored by both the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

10:30 am - 11:30 am


Virtual - Zoom
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Live closed captioning available on request.

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