Next Meeting - November 10th

Cape Cod Bird Club monthly meetings are held September – May.

Our next meeting is November 10th at 7:30 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster.

Don’t forget to bring your items for the December meeting auction!

Wayne Petersen – Svalbard: An Arctic Naturalist’s Paradise

See our Meetings page for more information about the topic and speaker.

Check out our Walks page for upcoming bird walks led by club members, which are held throughout the year.

Cape Cod Bird Festival

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Save the Date!

3rd Annual

Cape Cod Bird Festival

September 18 – September 20, 2015
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The 2014 Cape Cod Bird Festival is history, but here is a brief wrap-up of the event, and a list of birds seen.

Be sure to mark on next year’s calendar our 3rd Annual Cape Cod Bird Festival: September 18-20, 2015!!

Fall 2014 Kingfisher Newsletter now available online

Kingfisher Banner

The latest edition of the club’s newsletter “The Kingfisher” is now available online here and on the Newsletters page.

In addition, there are now copies of Cape Cod Bird Club newsletters from 1985 to 1996, and 2007 to the present.  Eventually we hope to have all available printed copies of the newsletter online.

Massachusetts Young Birders Club

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For those of you with children/grandchildren with an interest in birding:

The Massachusetts Young Birders Club was recently founded “to unite all of the young birders in Massachusetts and provide them with unique opportunities to further their interests”.   Field trips are a major part of the club at this point and they serve to connect kids with the same passion.

Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon

Museum Of American Bird Art

The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon (MABA) is a professional art museum within New England’s largest conservation organization, connecting people and nature through art.  It is located at 963 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021

Check the museum’s website for current and ongoing exhibits.


Field Trip Leaders Needed

A message from Michael Dettrey, CCBC Field Trip Coordinator/Director:

Hello Everyone,

As the summer winds down, I hope you all are well and you have enjoyed your time during the busy summer season.

I need to put a call out to field trip leaders of the past, present and future. We need trip commitments for the months of October, November & December of 2014. Please send me your ideas about trips we should offer and/or revisit trips you have done in the past during this period. We have deadlines to get your trips into the next printing of the CCBC newsletter “The Kingfisher”.

Please respond by September 3rd!

Thank you for your assistance,


2015 Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens Scholarship

The Cape Cod Bird Club (CCBC) is sponsoring a scholarship for a Cape Cod teen (between the ages of 14 and 17, inclusive) to attend a bird-watching and natural history camp operated by the National Audubon Society in the Summer of 2015 in Maine.  Tuition is normally $995.

We are asking for your assistance in helping us find worthy candidates for a full-tuition scholarship to the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens camp, which will be run during the week of 21 – 26 June 2015 at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Bremen, Maine—about 50 miles north of Portland along the coast.  See the following link for more details and for a map of the location of the camp:

Scholarship applicants, who MUST BE RESIDENTS OF CAPE COD, must return the downloadable application  with a 250-500 word essay by January 6, 2015, to:

CCBC Bird Camp Scholarship
Attn: Charlie Martin
PO Box 704, Harwich, MA 02645

Top applicants might be interviewed by one or more Scholarship Committee members during the selection process.  The award decision will be made in February 2015.  The recipient is expected to register with the camp; the CCBC will arrange payment of the full camp tuition.  Note that the recipient is responsible for ALL OTHER COSTS, including transportation to and from the camp, as well as any other incidental costs associated with attending the camp.

The recipient will be expected to attend a Fall meeting of the CCBC at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in the early evening (7:30-8:00pm) and be available to answer member questions about the camp experience.  The recipient will also be expected to write a brief report (approx. 250 words) for the Fall  2015  edition of the CCBC newsletter (article due about August 19).

Wildcare's 2nd Annual Birds, Beds and Breakfast

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November 14-16th, 2014

Please support Wildcare’s 2nd annual Birds, Beds and Breakfast Weekend!

Join Vernon Laux for bird walks and talks, food, and good company in a small group, intimate setting.  All the proceeds go directly to Wildcare’s programs.  Click here for the details and to register.

The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel's

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Migration Progress

In the spring you can see hummingbird migration progress at

Snowy Owl YouTube Slideshow

Just in case you’re one of the few who hasn’t seen a snowy owl this winter, or want to see them in their varied plumage, you can see them in this slideshow on YouTube, created by Craig Gibson, with photos from Craig and various other photographers: