May 8th Meeting – Election of Officers!!!

Cape Cod Bird Club May Meeting: May 8, 7pm
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Rt. 6A, Brewster, MA

►Come to hear the speaker for May, Shawn Carey, who will discuss Birds of Iceland (see the bird club website, www.capecodbirdclub.org, for details)
►And vote on the slate of officers below (nominations from the floor are welcomed)

One-year terms expiring May 2018:
President – Judith Davis
VP – Paula Pariseau
Treasurer – Mary Jo Foti
Secretary – Julie O’Neil

Three-year terms:
Programs – Mark Faherty-‘18
Trips – Stefanie Proventy-’19
Publicity – Paul Schlansky-’20
Refreshments – Marilyn Schlansky-‘18
Merchandise – George Oleyer-‘19
Newsletter – Peter Bono-‘20

Next Meeting - May 8th

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

Our next meeting is May 8th at 7:00 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster.


May 8th – Shawn Carey – Birding in the Land of Midnight Sun (Iceland)


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.

Global Big Day 2017 - May 13th

Global Big Day 2017

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/gbd20171mo/

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/

Great Horned, Great Gray and Barred Owl live cams!

Explore this, other bird and other animal webcams on explore.org: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/great-horned-owl-cam

New: Great Gray Owl Cam!

And now, barred owl nestlings:

Spring 2017 Kingfisher Newsletter now available online

The latest edition of the club’s newsletter “The Kingfisher” is now available online 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.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Migration Progress

Watch the spring migration progress of ruby-throated hummingbirds at http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html.

Bald Eagles at Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Bald eagles have been spotted at Mashpee-Wakeby Pond on the Upper Cape for several years. Are they nesting? The MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife would like to find out. According to the State, the last known eagle nest on Cape Cod was in 1905 on Snake Pond in Sandwich, so the location and documentation of a nest on the Cape would be quite notable! The State is interested in receiving information about adult eagle sightings and, in particular, possible nest locations in the area. If they are able to locate a nest based on an observer report, they typically try their best to get that person out with them for an eagle banding trip and allow them to hold an eagle chick while it is being banded!  Have information? Please contact Jason Zimmer with MADFW:  jason.zimmer@state.ma.us.

2017 Coastal Maine Bird Studies Teen Scholarship

The Cape Cod Bird Club is pleased to announce that it has awarded to Jamie Gilson a full tuition scholarship for a one week session this summer at National Audubon’s Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens camp program conducted at Audubon’s Hog Island in Bremen, Maine. Jamie is a 14 year old  home-schooled student from Harwich. He is an avid birder, and has been attending CCBC meetings since he was 10. He also is interested in bird illustration, and one of his paintings was juried at the 2016 inaugural Youth Bird Art Contest at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, MA. Congratulations, Jamie!

With much Gratitude and Best Wishes to Charlie and Jane

We would like to voice our thanks and appreciation to Jane and Charlie Martin for their many years and tireless dedication to the Cape Cod Bird Club.  They will be greatly missed and we wish them all the best in their new home and birding adventures!

Join or Renew Online!

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Go to Join Online from either the menu above (Join –> Join Online), or clicking here.