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.



Wednesday – July 30, 2014 – 8:00 AM to ???
(please note date and meeting location change !!!)
Peter Bono

Meet at 8 AM in the UPPER parking lot at Fort Hill in Eastham (at the end of Fort Hill Road off Route 6). We’ll first walk around the edges of Nauset Marsh. Bring your Mass Audubon membership card, because we will then stop in at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. I’ll have my telescope, but bring one if you have one. If you plan to attend, you must contact the leader in advance: Peter Bono 508-375-9421 or After 7 AM on the day of the walk, you can reach him on his cell phone (774-487-2848).


Saturday – August 9th – 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Peter Bono
West Dennis Beach

Meet at the West Dennis Beach parking lot at the far end, all the way to the breakwater and the Bass River.  We’ll look for resident endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns.  We’ll also hope to find migrant shorebirds on the mud flats and maybe a few early passerines in the dunes.  Rain cancels.  If you plan to attend please contact the leader in advance.  Leader:  Peter Bono, 508-375-9421 or  After 4:00pm on the day of the walk you can reach him on his cell phone, 774-487-2848.

Friday – August 17th – 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Michael Dettrey
Morris Island

Meet at the Monomoy NWR Headquarters on Morris Island in Chatham at 9:30AM.  We’ll walk the Morris Island to the beach and leisurely view the hundreds of shorebirds, terns, gulls, and seabirds.  Be prepared to walk 2+ miles.  This is a half trip, so be sure to bring enough food and water.  Please call or email me if you are planning to attend. Heavy rain or T’storms cancels. Leader: Michael Dettrey; email:, phone # 508-364-7050

Tuesday – August 26th – 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Diane Silverstein
Brewster Community Gardens/ Shoop Conservation Area

Enjoy a walk around the Dennis Community Gardens and Shoop Conservation Area.  We we will search the fields, thickets and ponds for bluebirds, swallows, raptors and other birds. Meet at the gardens on Route 6A, approximately 1.5 miles from the Dennis/Brewster town line. Rain Cancels.  Leader: Diane Silverstein – 508-364-7050 or


Tuesday – September 9th – 7:30AM- 11AM
Michael Dettrey
Morris Island

By now, we are all wishing there is access to South Beach so we will have to settle on scoping what we can from the overlook and down on the beach. Also this area can be a good migrant trap and we can say hello to the Hawk Watcher/Counter here, Don Mancester. The weather is the key so hope for strong northwest winds the night before and check NOAA/NWS relative velocity radars to see the push. Meet at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge’s parking lot in Chatham. Leader: Michael Dettrey, email: or phone: 774-212-7080.


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.