Cape Cod Bird Club monthly meetings are held September – May.
Please note that meetings are now starting at 7:00pm!
Our next meeting is February 8th at 7:00 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster.
Mark Faherty – Bridge Between the Americas: Birding Panama
See the Meetings Page for more details.
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.
Cornell has some links to nest cams, and the Great Horned Owl nest in Georgia is active, with 2 eggs. Fun way to watch the progression: http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/46/Great_Horned_Owls/
Here is the link to Wayne Petersen’s Birding Community E-Bulletin as mentioned at January’s meeting.
In addition to joining the club via US Mail, you may now join or renew online with either a PayPal account or credit card. The checkout process is done with PayPal, but you do not have to have a PayPal account to use it. The club has no access to your credit card information, and no credit card information is stored on the club’s website.
Go to Join Online from either the menu above (Join –> Join Online), or clicking here.
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.
We are very disappointed to have to announce that, due to a change in the Hog Island Audubon Camp’s registration process and the unprecedented number of scholarship applications the camp has received, the Cape Cod Bird Club will be unable to offer a teen scholarship in 2016.
CCBC is proud of our past participation in the scholarship program at Hog Island and all of CCBC’s past scholarship recipients. We hope to continue to be able to offer scholarships to the teen camp in future years.
This from Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
Cornell’s Project FeederWatch season starts on Nov 14 and runs through April. Will you be helping scientists follow winter bird population trends this winter? It’s a fun activity that helps you pay closer attention to the birds that flit through your backyard.
Project FeederWatch is a fun citizen science project that anyone can do. Set up a feeder, count birds, & report your sightings! New participants receive the FeederWatch Handbook & Instructions, a Common Feeder Birds poster, a Bird-Watching Days calendar, & Winter Bird Highlights – a summary of the exciting data that you helped to collect. Join now, the season starts November 14!
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Thank you to our speakers, Dr. Miyoku Chu and Richard Crossley, all of the trip leaders and volunteers for a great 2015 Cape Cod Bird Festival.
2015 Cape Cod Bird Festival Wrap-up
2015 Bird Festival Sightings
2015 Bird Festival eBird Checklists
New York Times article on bird communication.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – spring, when the Puffins return to Seal Island! More great news, the Puffin Burrow Cam is live again on explore.org, featuring a pair of puffin parents nesting with an egg.