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




Milling with Birds – Mid-Cape Cancelled due to anticipated rain and wind

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780 (home)/508-221-2322 (cell) – Saturday, October 22 at 7AM

We will begin the morning at Corporation Beach looking for seabirds and gulls.  Then we’ll carpool over to Dennis Mill Pond, Scargo Lake, Stony Brook Mill, and Lower Mill Pond searching for dabbling ducks.  This is an easy morning of scoping for birds from the shore, so bring your scope if you have one.



Sandy Neck Beach – Barnstable

Peter Crosson, or 508-280-1678 – Sunday, November 6 at 8AM

We will start on the beach to scope for seabirds, and then make our way along the trail to search for birds in the marsh.  Highlights may include seabirds, passerines and raptors.  Meet at the beach parking lot passed the visitor’s shack.


Pond Hopping – Dennis

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, November 12 at 7AM

We will begin the morning at Corporation Beach looking for seabirds and gulls.  Then we’ll carpool over to Scargo Lake, Slough Pond and Walkers Pond searching for dabbling ducks.  This is an easy morning of scoping for birds from the shore, so bring your scope if you have one.  If not, don’t worry…Stef will let you use hers!


Crane Wildlife Management Area – Falmouth

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Friday, November 25 at 8AM

Work off those Thanksgiving pounds by joining us for walk through Crane!  Meet in the main parking lot on Route 151 in Falmouth (near the model airplane field).  We will walk around the newly restored grasslands in search of sparrows, thrushes, buntings and raptors.  We may even be lucky enough to glimpse a bobwhite!



Winter Waterfowl Survey

Let’s count waterfowl together!  Please get in touch with Stefanie Paventy ( or 203-415-1956) to let her know you want to join a team.  This is typically the first full weekend of December.


Pier to Pier Sweep – Outer Cape

Ginie Page, or 508-349-6810 – Thursday, December 8 at 9AM

From land to sea, the birds are everywhere!  On our journey across several stops from Wellfleet to Provincetown Piers we will look for wintering waterfowl as well as passerines sheltering in bushes.  Meet at the Wellfleet Town Pier to scope and then carpool.  Foul weather cancels.


Cumberland Farms – Halifax/Middleboro

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Friday, December 9 at 7AM

Let’s help your Plymouth County checklist!  Join us for a walk through Cumberland Farms for a variety of birds.  We will meet at the commuter parking lot on the mainland side of the Bourne Bridge (behind Krua Thai Restaurant and next to the canal rail road bridge).  Please wear boots for mucky conditions.  There are areas of the farm where you can sink to ankle deep.  Please dress in layers as the wind can be very cold.


Christmas Bird Counts

Don’t forget to find your local Christmas Bird Count!



New Year’s Day w/Ed Banks – Mid-Cape

Ed Banks, 508-769-6762 or – Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Noon – 4PM

Meet in the Stop & Shop parking lot at Patriot Square on Route 134 in South Dennis.  Take Exit 9A off Route 6 and a left at the lights.  Get your 2017 year list off to a great start!  Click off your yard birds in the morning and join us at noon.  We will bird the mid-cape and perhaps some other hotspots.  Party hats optional!


Birding a Winter Wonderland – Falmouth

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, January 7 at 7AM

Meet at the Shining Sea Bike Path parking lot near the intersection of Locust St/Woods Hole Rd and Mill Rd.  We will begin the day by birding the Shining Sea Bike Path including Oyster Pond and the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary.  Then we can do a quick peek at Siders Pond.  Then we can head over to Perch Pond to search the Redhead and Canvasback.  Depending on how the group feels, we can continue on to Great and Green Ponds as well as Falmouth Harbor (typical location of the Barrow’s Goldeneye).  Please dress in layers, and bring water and snacks.



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.