2014 Cape Cod Bird Festival

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2nd Annual

Cape Cod Bird Festival

September 19 – September 22, 2014
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Online registration will continue through September 12, 2014
Mail-in registration is closed

The Cape Cod Bird Club is excited to announce that the

Cape Cod Bird Festival 2014

is open for online registration!

Visit the Festival pages and register now!

Featuring Special Guest Speakers David Sibley and Greg Miller

David Allen Sibley by Erinn Hartman

David Allen Sibley
by Erinn Hartman

David Sibley, illustrator and author/co-author of several guides to birding, including “The Sibley Guide to Birds“, “The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior” and “Hawks in Flight” will be speaking on “The Psychology of Bird Identification” at Friday Night’s Pizza Social.  Visit his Facebook page, or Sibley Guides website and blog to learn more about David’s work.

Greg Miller

Greg Miller

In addition, Greg Miller, of “The Big Year” movie fame, will entertain us at our Saturday night dinner.  Here is how he describes his presentation:

“I just tell stories.   I call my presentation “My Big Story”.  I cover how I started birding, birding with my dad, how I came to do a Big Year, stories from my Big Year, how it became a book and eventually a movie, and finally what it was like being a Bird Consultant for a Hollywood movie and what it was like being on the set with Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson.”

Join us and treat yourself to superb fall birding in a beautiful location!

Next Meeting

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

Our next meeting is September 8th at 7:30 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster.

Vern Laux – International Birding is Great but the Cape and Islands Rock!

On September 8, join Vern Laux for a fast-paced journey with photos and stories of bird life from Ecuador, The Gambia and elsewhere before returning to the Birds of the Cape and Islands. You won’t fall asleep as the stories and photos will make you want to get out in the field at this great time of year.

See our Meetings page for more information.

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

Mass Audubon Long Pasture Offers Three Courses

Mass AudubonFor the first time, Long Pasture is offering unique multi-day field courses in which adults can explore the dynamic coastal environment of Cape Cod.  Course participants will enjoy learning in the beautiful setting of the Sandy Neck Barrier Beach ecosystem in Barnstable.  The Field Studies Series emphasizes active outdoor experiences and is taught by professional naturalists, photographers, and scientists.

Click here for more information.

Support Wild Care and win photo services

Wild Care Cape Cod logoCalling all Photographers! Join Wild Care’s Photo Competition and Photo Scavenger Hunt! Lots of photographic fun in nature here on Cape Cod, a wonderful way to support Wild Care AND great prizes!!

Go to their website to find out all the details ~ and start snapping those pics! http://www.wildcarecapecod.org/index.cfm?page=1532

 

Wildcare's 2nd Annual Birds, Beds and Breakfast

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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

Summer 2014 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

It will take awhile for them to get here on Cape Cod, but in the meantime, you can see their progress at http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html.

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: http://youtu.be/EBVrIKSTJ5I

2014 Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens Scholarship

Each year, the Cape Cod Bird Club (CCBC) sponsors 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 in Maine.

The Cape Cod Bird Club is pleased to announce that this year it has awarded to Madaket Nobili and Shannon Adams full tuition scholarships for one week sessions this summer at National Audubon’s Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens program conducted at Audubon’s Hog Island Camp in Bremen, Maine.

Please see the Teens Scholarship page for more information about these recipients and the scholarship.

Birding Article on USA Today site

Birding makes USA Today: see how birding is being portrayed to a wider audience.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/02/birding-sport-big-year-citizen-science/4261529/