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


Old Harbor/Stauffer’s Puddle – Sandwich
Peter Crosson, or 508-280-1678
Saturday, October 3, 8AM

Be introduced to a fantastic birding spot along the Sandwich coastline. You can expect waterfowl, shorebirds, terns and gulls. This summer produced some rare shorebirds in this area. Due to limited parking at the we will meet at the Sandwich High School parking lot off of Meeting House Road (Exit 3 off of Route 6) and carpool to Old Harbor.

Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore
Brian Harrington, & Martha Sheldon,
Saturday, October 24, 8AM

Walk around the camp sites, beach front and forests at Scusset. A variety of birds from waterfowl to passerines will be seen. Meet at the parking lot nearest the concession stands.

Morris Island – Chatham
Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956
Friday, October 30, 10AM

Let’s see what the tide brings! Viewing birds along the Morris Island mud flats is one of the most amazing birding experiences on the Cape. Join your leader for a walk to the mud flats during the rising tide and scope your way across the vastness of birds. High tide will be at 2:39PM. Please meet at the parking lot of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge at the end of Wikis Way, and be prepared for wet conditions (possibly ankle-high wading).


Four Ponds Conservation Area – Bourne
Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956
Sunday, November 1, 8AM

Four Ponds Conservation Area abuts Pocasset Town Forest. It consists of pitch pine-oak forest with wetland areas through out. We will walk the trails of this hidden gem in search of lingering passerines and waterfowl. Please meet at the parking lot at Aubuchon Hardware on Barlow’s Landing Road, as the parking lot of Four Ponds is quite small.

Wellfleet Harbor
Peter Flood,
Saturday, November 7, 7AM

Scope around the town pier and Indian Point. Look for wintering waterfowl, gulls and alcids. Meet at Salt Pond Visitor Center and we will carpool to Wellfleet Harbor.

Marstons Mills Community Gardens & Long Pond – Marstons Mills
Peter Crosson, or 508-280-1678
Sunday, November 15, 8AM

The gardens are a great place to find passerines at this time of year. Then hike into the woods and to the pond for a variety of birds ranging from passerines to waterfowl. Meet at the community gardens parking lot on Santuit Newton Road.

Cumberland Farms – Halifax
Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956
Sunday, November 22, 9AM

We are going to help you up 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 at the Sagamore Bridge, near the Friendly’s Restaurant. Please be prepared for mucky conditions.

Orleans & Chatham
David Clapp,
Tuesday, November 29, 8AM

You will be shown the fall time hotspots of Orleans and Chatham! Look for waterfowl, skulking passerines and many others. Meet in the parking lot behind Birdwatcher’s General Store (near Stop & Shop) in Orleans.


Shining Sea Bike Path – Falmouth
Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956
Saturday, December 5, 8AM

We will walk along the bike path towards Oyster Pond to look for a variety of birds in the thickets, ponds and bay. Meet in the Shining Sea Bike Path on Locust Street.

Pier to Pier Sweep – Wellfleet to Provincetown
Ginie Page, or 508-349-6810
Thursday, December 17, 9AM

On land and sea at several stops from Wellfleet’s pier to Provincetown’s, we will look for wintering waterfowl, and passerines sheltering in the bushes. Meet at the Wellfleet Town Pier to scope and then to carpool. Nasty weather cancels.

Winter Beach Patrol – Dennis
Peter Bono, or 508-375-9421
Sunday, December 20, 8AM

Enjoy a brisk walk along Chapin and Corporation Beaches. We will look for sea ducks including Harlequin Duck, Eiders and Lond-tailed Duck as well as loons, grebes, alcids and wintering gulls. Meet at Corporation Beach by taking Corporation Road off Route 6A in North Dennis.


New Year Birds – Mid-Cape
Ed Banks, or 508-769-6762
Friday, January 1, 12PM

Meet in the Stop & Shop’s northwest 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 2016 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 or perhaps some hotspots. Party hats optional!


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.