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.

JUNE

Morris Island and Causeway – Chatham  CANCELLED
Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com
Saturday, June 13, 7AM – 10AM

We’re going to have some summer-time fun!  First we will bird the causeway, then make our way through the neighborhood down to the Morris Island flats for low tide.  We will scope the flats on a rising tide while the shorebirds are foraging.  High tide will be at 9:51AM.  Please be prepared for a lot of sun and wet conditions (possible ankle-high wading).  Please meet in the parking lot of the refuge.

Bourne Gems
Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com
Saturday, June 27, 7:30AM – 12PM

Bourne is a hidden treasure in the birding world of Cape Cod.  Meet at the parking lot at Aubuchon Hardware on Pocasset-Forestdale Road in Bourne.  We will hike through Bourne Sisters, Leary Conservation Area, Little Bay Conservation Area, Four Ponds Conservation Area and Red Brook Pond.  Possible highlights may be waders, flycatchers, Osprey, nesting warblers and thrushes.

JULY

Navigation Road – Barnstable
Stefanie Paventy, 203-415-1956 or stefpav09@gmail.com
Thursday, July 9, 5PM – 7:30PM

We are going to scope the marsh while the tide rises.  High tide is at 6:26PM.  We will also walk the dirt road for any warblers, flycatchers, and sparrows.  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.

Yarmouth Area
Ken Casson, casson1@netscape.com or 508-362-8273
Saturday, July 18, 7AM – 12PM

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 Taylor-Bray Farm.  Highlights may include Black-crowned Night-Heron, terns, White-rumped Sandpiper, and more.  We will meet at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and head east from there.

Boggy Blues – Harwich
Charlie Martin, 781-248-8620 or cemartinjr@comcast.net
Wednesday, July 22, 8AM – 10AM

Bluebirds that is!  Join us at Bank Street Bogs for a morning stroll in search of bluebirds and other passerines.  We may even come across wading birds, chimney swifts, flycatchers and warblers.  We will meet at the parking area adjacent to the bogs off of Bank Street. In conjunction with the Harwich Conservation Trust.

AUGUST

West Dennis Beach
Peter Bono, pbono@prba.com or 508-375-2848
Saturday, August 1, 5:30PM – 7PM

Meet at the West Dennis Beach parking lot at the far end (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.

Peterson Farm – Falmouth
Stefanie Paventy, 203-415-1956 or stefpav09@gmail.com
Saturday, August 8, 7AM – 10AM

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

Sandy Neck
Peter Crosson, 508-280-1678 or pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com
Saturday, August 15, 8AM – 12PM

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.

Ellisville Harbor State Park – South Plymouth
Brian Harrington, 774-487-2683 or brian.harrington205@gmail.com, and Martha Sheldon
Tuesday, August 25, 5PM – 7PM

Once a large farmstead, Ellisville Harbor State Park is a mixed environment of marsh, beach and forest.  Enjoy a beautiful evening walk through the park in search of shorebirds and marshbirds.  After, enjoy a delicious meal with your leaders at the BBC just down the road.  Please meet at the park.  From Route 6 West, cross the Sagamore Bridge and continue onto Route 3 North.  Take Exit 2 for Herring Pond Road toward MA 3A North/Cedarville.  At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Herring Pond Road.  Then, turn left onto Route 3A North (State Road).  Travel North on Route 3A for about two miles and the park entrance will be on the right.

Fort Hill & Coast Guard Beach
John Kricher, jkricher@wheatonma.edu
Saturday, August 29, 10AM – 1PM

Join us for a walk along the loop trail at Fort Hill in Eastham.  We will then watch the marsh for incoming shorebirds, and hopefully a bittern and/or rail, while the tide rises.  High tide will be at 11:32AM.  Then we’ll head over to scope at Coast Guard Beach.  Meet at the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center where we will drive together to the lower parking lot of Fort Hill.  Please be prepared for sunny and wet conditions.

SEPTEMBER

Peterson Farm – Falmouth
Stefanie Paventy, 508-968-5125 or stefpav09@gmail.com
Friday, September 4, 8AM – 10AM

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

Sandy Neck – Barnstable
Peter Crosson, 508-280-1678 or pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com
Saturday, September 26, 7:30AM – 11AM

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.

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.