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 stefpav09@gmail.com.

February

Winter Birding in P’town – Provincetown

Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com or 508-280-1678 – Saturday, February 10, 8AM

We will visit MacMillan Wharf and other local P’town birding hot spots.  Meet at the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitors Center.  Rain or snow cancels.

Road Trip to Rhode Island

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, February 17, 7AM

Possible places to visit will include the Portsmouth Town Pond, St. Mary’s Pond, Sachuest Point, Beavertail State Park, Trustom Pond, and more depending on time. We will be guided by open water during hard winter conditions.  The focus of the trip will be waterfowl, but we should see a great diversity of birds during the day. We can stop somewhere for lunch or brown bag it. Bad weather cancels.  Please RSVP to Stefanie as there is limited seating. Meet at the commuter parking lot off of Main Street in Buzzards Bay (behind Krua Thai Restaurant near the railroad bridge).

High Head – Truro

Ed Hoopes, ehoopes63@comcast.net or 508-737-7479 – Thursday, February 22, 8:30AM CANCELLED

Meet at the pull off on High Head Rd just off Rt 6.  We will walk part of the bike trail and then head up on top of High Head taking time to look out on Moon Meadow, Cape Cod Bay, and Pilgrim Lake. Expect to see the typical winter birds (raptors, waterfowl, passerines) and we can hope for rarities such as Rough-legged Hawk or Short-eared Owl – you never know what will turn up at High Head! Depending on the weather, time, and bird activity, we may continue on to Pilgrim Heights.  About 3 – 4 miles round trip. Rain or snow cancels.  Contact Ed Hoopes (508) 737-7479.

 March

Fort Hill – Eastham

George Oleyer, oleyer@snet.net – Saturday, March 3, 11AM

Join us for a walk along the loop trail at Fort Hill in Eastham.  We will watch the marsh for birds coming in on the rising tide.  Hopefully a bittern or rail will pass by.  High tide will be at 12:47PM.  Meet in the lower parking lot on Fort Hill Road.  Wear waterproof knee-high boots if you want to search for passerines in the marsh.

Cape Cod Canal & Sandwich Marina – Sandwich

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, March 31, 8AM

We will scope the water at the Horizon’s Parking Lot for eiders, loons, grebes, scoters and maybe a Harlequin Duck or King Eider.  Winter shorebirds are possible along the jetties.  From there we will head over to the Sandwich Marina to see what else we can find.  Meet in the parking lot of Horizon’s Restaurant, at the end of Town Neck Road, Sandwich.

 

WALK CHECKLIST FOR LEADERS

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.