Our next meeting is January 13th at 7:30 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster.
Speaker to be announced soon!
See our Meetings page for more information.
Check out our Walks page for upcoming bird walks led by club members.
The dates for this year’s Christmas Bird Count have been updated.
A map has also been added showing where the count “circles” are located.
See the Christmas Bird Count page for updated information.
Check out eBird’s Snowy Owl news page and sightings map (type Massachusetts into the Location box and zoom in to see Cape Cod sightings) to locate where they are being seen.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will be holding a Birdwatching for Beginners program on December 12 at 10am. For more information and additional dates, see http://www.ccmnh.org/Events/Birdwatching-for-Beginners.
Each year, the Cape Cod Bird Club 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 at Hog Island, Maine, operated by the National Audubon Society.
Applications are now being taken for the 2014 summer Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens camp, which will be run during the week of 22 – 27 June 2014 at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Bremen, Maine—about 50 miles north of Portland along the coast. Go to the Teens Scholarship page for more information.
Since 1989, Wild Care’s mission has been to treat sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife for release; to prevent wildlife casualties through public education and live counseling; and to engage the community in conservation through volunteerism. Wild Care is located in Eastham, and the Cape Cod Bird Club supports Wild Care’s mission. They have a “shopping list” of items that would help them immensely to carry out their programs. Please click here to see their mission and Wish List.
The 31st Annual Cape Cod Waterfowl Census will be held SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7-8, 2013.
For more information, or to find out how to participate, go to the Waterfowl Census page.
A new page has recently been added to the club’s website, under “Other” on the menu, called “Recent Cape Cod Rarities”. It can also be accessed by clicking on the item of the same name in the box to the right labeled “Cape Cod Bird Sightings”.
The “gadget” called BirdTrax from eBird lists recent rare birds in the area from their database, from data entered by members of our club and other birders.
Also, there is a link to eBird’s Hotspot Explorer where you browse various “hotspots” in the area to see what has been seen there.
Try them out!
Save The Dates!
2014 Cape Cod Bird Festival
Friday, September 19 – Monday, September 22, 2014
Headquarters at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Hyannis
Registration to open April 1, 2014
The first annual Cape Cod Bird Festival was a huge success!
Read all about it! 2013 Bird Festival Wrap-up
Check out the 2013 Festival Bird List and watch for 2014 details!