Founded in 1873, the was the first organization in North America devoted to ornithology. During the club's hundred and twenty-five years, its members have included premier names in the field of ornithology such as William Brewster, Ludlow Griscom, and Roger Tory Peterson. A primary goal of the club is to publish ornithological literature. Meetings are held monthly at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and feature speakers from all areas of ornithological expertise.
The club currently is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for bird-related projects to be conducted in 2018–19.
Through its Blake-Nuttall Fund, the club will award grants of up to $5,000 in support of projects related to ornithological research, conservation, and/or education. Priority will be given to projects with a focus on the birds of New England and the Northeast.
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and not be a private foundation under section 509(a). Applications from individuals will not be considered.
See the Nuttall Ornithological Club website for complete program guidelines and proposal submission instructions.