Come bird watching with the Cape Cod Bird Club!

All are welcome to join our field trips. There is no fee and no registration, unless noted.

A call or e-mail to the leader is appreciated. Please check this site often for additional trips or other changes.

Always check the this site to find out the status of a walk before leaving your home to drive to the meeting point.  Last minute changes and emergencies might cause the unexpected cancellation of a bird walk.  In case of inclement weather, check with leader!   Rain cancels all trips. Contact leader if in doubt.

Stefanie Paventy is the current Trips Coordinator.  If you would like to volunteer to lead a walk please contact her at


Navigating Birds – Barnstable

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Wednesday, June 29, 6:30PM

We are going to scope Great Marsh while the tide rises at Navigation Road.  High tide is at 7:34PM.  We might also walk the dirt road for any passerines.  Please be prepared for wet conditions; although we will stand on the deck of the marsh house during high tide, the path may be wet and mucky.  You will need waterproof, knee high boots.  This bird walk has minimal walking requirements, but we will be standing for at least 2 hours.  Meet at the commuter parking lot by Burger King (Exit 6 off of Route 6).  We can carpool to Navigation Road from there.



Hemenway Landing – Eastham

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780 – Friday, July 8, 7PM

Meet at Hemenway Landing to watch the Night-Herons fly out to feed. We’ll look for other birds at the landing while we wait for the Night-Herons, so bring a scope if you have one. Please be aware that the Night-Herons don’t leave the roost until sunset, so we will likely be there until dark.

 Paddling Nauset Marsh – Eastham

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780 and Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, July 16, 8AM

Grab your kayak or canoe (or rent one) and paddle with us while we find the birds of Nauset Marsh. We’ll head toward the beach where there is a flat that shorebirds and terns like to hang out. You must have a life jacket to participate in this fun activity. Since we will be in the sun for a long time, please bring plenty of sunscreen and water. Please meet at Hemenway Landing in Eastham.

Ellisville State Park – Plymouth

Brian Harrington with Martha Sheldon, – Thursday, July 28, 5PM

Meet at the parking area at Ellisville State Park in Plymouth (ca. 2 miles north of Cedarville [a village of Plymouth] on Route 3A).  We will spend a couple of hours identifying shorebirds on the incoming tide, and include strategic tips about shorebird identification.  Walking distance: less than ½ mile.  If you want, also join us for dinner at the British Beer Company (a family restaurant) in Cedarville following our walk.



Beach Patrol – West Dennis Beach

Peter Bono, or 508-375-2848 – Saturday, August 6, 5:30PM

Meet at the West Dennis Beach parking lot as far as you can go (probably won’t let you drive all the way to the breakwater and Bass River).  We will look for resident endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns.  To participate, please contact the leader in advance.  Rain cancels.  After 4PM on the day of the walk you can reach Peter on his cell phone at 774-487-2848.

 Farming for Birds – Falmouth

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Friday, August 19, 7AM

We will meet at Peterson Farm where we will walk around the thickets looking for flycatchers, vireos, warblers, and possibly a Bobolink or Dickcissel. The sheep are fun too!

 Sandy Neck – Barnstable

Peter Crosson, or 508-280-1678 – Sunday, August 27, 7AM

We will start on the beach to scope for seabirds. Then we will make our way along Trail 1 to search for birds in the marsh. Highlights may include seabirds, waders, shorebirds, warblers and sparrows. Meet at the beach parking lot passed the visitor’s shack.



 Morris Island – Chatham

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Friday, September 16, 10AM

First we will scope the flats during a rising tide. Then we will make our way through the neighborhood and over to the Morris Island causeway. High tide will be at 12:10PM. Please be prepared for a lot of sun and wet conditions (possible ankle-high wading). Meet in the parking lot of the refuge.

 Sandy Neck – Barnstable

Peter Crosson,  or 508-280-1678 – Sunday, September 18, 7AM

We will start on the beach to scope for seabirds. Then we will make our way along Trail 1 to search for birds in the marsh. Highlights may include seabirds, waders, shorebirds, warblers and sparrows. Meet at the beach parking lot past the visitor’s shack.



Walk leaders may download the walk checklist to keep track of what is seen on the walks.  Download and print either the Walk Checklist Excel Version or the Walk Checklist Adobe Reader Version of the walk checklist.

If you don’t have Microsoft Excel or Adobe Reader installed on your computer, click the Adobe icon at the left to download and install Adobe Reader, then download the Adobe Reader version of the walk checklist.