MONTHLY MEETINGS

Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. from September through May at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Rte. 6A, in Brewster, MA.  Our meetings are free and open to the public.

PROGRAMS FOR 2016 – 2017

September 12, 2016 Lisa Sorenson – Awakening with Birds: Raising Awareness and Building Capacity for Conservation in the Caribbean
October 10, 2016 James Junda – Bird Banding on the Outer Cape: Tales from Wellfleet and Monomoy
November 14, 2016 Keenan Yakola – Birding from the Edge: A rare look into the life of a seasonal biologist on the outmost island in Penobscot Bay, Maine
December 12, 2016 Members’ Night
January 9, 2017 David Clapp –  A Virtual Bird and Wildlife Safari of Southern Africa
February 13, 2017 cancelled due to weather
March 13, 2017 Denver Holt – Adaptations in Owls
April 10, 2017 Peter TrullTerns of Cape Cod: Birds of Paradox
May 8, 2017 Shawn Carey – Birding in the Land of Midnight Sun (Iceland)

Iceland abounds in natural splendor: Waterfalls and glaciers, panoramic views and otherworldly landscapes. It is a land of Northern Lights and midnight sun. And it is the realm of one of the world’s most charming and iconic birds: the Atlantic Puffin.

But Iceland is home too much more. During the summer months, Iceland’s roundthe-clock sunlight draws in a panoply of birds: Razorbills and guillemots, phalaropes and godwits, plovers and terns, all accompany the puffins in nesting frenzy. Come along with wildlife photographer and Mass Audubon instructor Shawn Carey as he shares images and stories from his journey across Iceland, from the island of Flatey, to the bird cliffs of Latabarg, to the Reykjavik peninsula. Along the way, we’ll meet Black-tailed Godwits, Arctic Terns, Red-necked Phalaropes, Black Guillemots, and many others. We’ll visit fjords, mountains, grasslands, and lava fields. And we’ll come face-to-face with Atlantic Puffins. So join us as we explore the wildlife and wonder of Iceland and discover why it’s a place no birder should miss.

Biographical information: Shawn Carey (Migration Productions) produce bird/wildlife related Multi-media Presentations, videos and photo workshops that have been presented all over the United States. Shawn moved from his home in Pennsylvania to Massachusetts in 1986 and started watching birds in 1988. Already with an interest in photography and now birds Shawn began to combine the two in 1991. By 1994 he and good friend Jim Grady started Migration Productions as a way to present their multiimage slide presentations to a live audience. Migration Productions have been presenting programs to natural history, birding organizations and camera clubs since 1994. (Mass Audubon, Eastern Mass Hawk Watch, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and countless others.) Migration Productions offers the finest quality bird/wildlife programs with stunning photographs, video, sound tracks, and interviews with many people involved with bird watching and natural history topics. Shawn’s photos have been published in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Mass Audubon Sanctuary magazine, Science magazine, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary magazine and many others over the last 20 years. In 1997 he started teaching bird photography workshops (Fundamentals of Bird Photography) for the Massachusetts Audubon and is an instructor for Summer Fields Schools on Cape Cod for Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Join us for walks led by members.

Dates of speakers are subject to change, please check latest newsletter and our website.

List of past programs and speakers 1971-2016