Next Meeting

Our next meeting is May 12th at 7:30 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster.

David Clapp – “Albatross, Petrels and Sharks, Oh My! Salt Water New Zealand”

The cool, highly oxygenated coastal waters of New Zealand are rich in life of all sorts; the bird life is extraordinary. There are petrels, storm-petrels, a few gulls and terns, and especially albatross of all sizes and sorts. David and Fran spent some with these birds and will share their travels and images at the May CCBC meeting.

See our Meetings page for more information.

Check out our Walks page for upcoming bird walks led by club members.

2014 Cape Cod Bird Festival

Cape Cod Bird Festival Logo

2nd Annual

Cape Cod Bird Festival

September 19 – September 22, 2014
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The Cape Cod Bird Club is excited to announce that the

Cape Cod Bird Festival 2014

is now open for 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“.  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!

  • Explore Various Habitats!
  • Full and 1/2 day birding opportunities!
  • Field Trips with David Sibley & Greg Miller as well as Local Experts!
  • Pelagic Trip to Nantucket Shoals for Shearwaters, Storm petrels, Jaegers, and more!
  • See shorebirds in a variety of island hot spots!
  • Look for migrant songbirds, accipiters, falcons and western vagrants!
  • Post-festival trip to Cuttyhunk Island!
  • Workshops, Vendor Marketplace, Free Family Day and more!

Arts and Birding Camp in Maine this June

Arts and Birding,  at the famed Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine — June 22-27, 2014.

Whether you enjoy photography, videography, painting, sketching, writing, digi-scoping — in short, any creative outlet — this session provides an engaging  and exciting mix of art and birding experiences.  Participants will explore both land and ocean habitats for species as varied as Atlantic Puffins, loons, Osprey, Bald Eagles and Black Throated Green and Blackburnian  Warblers.    Instructors include husband-and-wife team Bill Wallauer and Kristin Mosher, whose videography and still photography have most recently been featured in the Disney film “Chimpanzee,” as well as  Scott Weidensaul (ornithologist and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author), nature journal  illustrator Jean Mackay,  ornithologist and photographer Tom Johnson,  and Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig.  You do not have to be accomplished as either a birder or in the expressive arts to thoroughly enjoy this unique and skill-building week on the Maine coast.   Read more

Spring 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/

Christmas Bird Count Results - Mid-Cape Area

Michael Dettry has posted results at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16096658 for the Mid-Cape Christmas Bird Count which was conducted on December 27, 2013.  To see what towns this area encompasses, see the map on the Cape Cod Bird Club Christmas Bird Count page.

Christmas Bird Count results for 12/15/13 - "Cape Cod" area

On December 15th, the “Cape Cod” circle of the Christmas Bird Count was held.  To see what towns this area encompasses, see the map on the Cape Cod Bird Club Christmas Bird Count page.   Blair Nikula has posted his results on massbird here.