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

Cape Cod’s Northern Beaches

David Clapp, declapp@me.comSunday, February 7, 8AM

Meet at the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center in Eastham and we will carpool to various Outer Cape Beaches in search of waterfowl, seabirds and anything that to wants to come out in the chilly weather!

Birding Mid-Cape – Dennis/Harwich

Judith Davis, motherjude3@aol.com – Monday, February 15, 9AM

Enjoy Washington’s Birthday by spending some time birding! Meet at the entrance to West Dennis Beach. We will look for ducks, loons, Snow Buntings, Purple Sandpipers and more! We will then caravan over to Bell’s Neck Road in West Harwich to walk the conservation lands on the north side of Great Western Road.

Yarmouth Area

Peter Bono, pbono@prba.com or 774-487-2848 – Saturday, February 20, 8AM

We are going to explore the Yarmouth area including fantastic places like Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Hallet’s Mill Pond, Water Street Marsh, Bass Creek and Dennis Chapin Beach. We will meet at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and head east from there. Please call Peter after 6:45AM the day of the walk or email him to let him know you will be joining.

Road Trip to Rhode Island

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, February 27, 7AM

Possible places to visit will include the Watchemoket Cove, Portsmouth Town Pond, St. Mary’s Pond, Sachuest Point, Beavertail State Park, Ninigret NWR, Trustom Pond NWR, Moonstone Beach and the fields of the University of Rhode Island. 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 will stop somewhere for lunch. 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).

 

March

 Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore

Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com or 508-280-1678 – Saturday, March 5, 7AM

Meet in the first parking lot, next to the fish pier. We’ll spend the morning checking the thickets and woodland trail, canal and beach area for passerines and waterfowl.

Navigation Road – Barnstable

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956Friday, March 11, 11:30AM

We are going to scope the marsh while the tide rises. High tide is at 1PM. We will 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. Meet at the commuter parking lot by Burger King (Exit 6 off of Route 6). We can carpool to Navigation Road from there.

Sea Gull Beach – Yarmouth

Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com or 508-280-1678 – Sunday, March 20, 8AM

Scope the saltmarsh and walk the beach and dunes. We are looking for early waders, waterfowl, raptors and passerines. Meet at the Sea Gull Beach parking lot.

 

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.