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.

 

OCTOBER

Wednesday – October  1st – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Michael Dettrey
Buntings & Sparrow Migrant Walk – Eastham

Meet at the National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center off Route 6 in Eastham. Look for us in the parking lot. Please RSVP. Leader: Michael Dettrey, swanpondside62@aol.com or 774-212-7080.

Wednesday – Oct 8th – 11 AM – 3 PM
Kayak the Herring River in Harwich
Ed Banks

We’ll let the tide help us up and back as we explore the beautiful Herring River.  Bring sun and insect protection, water, and lunch.  Meet at the boat ramp where the river crosses Rte 28  (opposite the Weatherdeck Restaurant) in West Harwich.  I may have access to a few kayaks, please let me know in advance.  Rain date is Friday, Oct 10th – 1 – 4 PM.  Rain or wind cancels.  Leader: Ed Banks  508-769-6762 or edbanks@verizon.net

Wednesday – October 15th – 8 AM – 12 PM        Note Date Change!
Michael Dettrey
Early Waterfowl and Seabirds – Dennis

An old favorite trip to start at Corporation Beach, Scargo Pond and other local ponds. We’ll end at West Dennis Beach on the Nantucket Sound.  Meet at ‘The Mercantile’ store off Route 6 in the back is parking to carpool and/ or pick up coffee and treats, at this local sleeper, near the North Dennis Post Office. Please call or email me to RSVP: 774-212-7080 or swanpondside62@aol.com. Rain cancels.

Sunday – October 19th – 7 AM – 11 AM
Peter Crosson
Late Fall Migrants – Marstons Mills

Join us for a visit to two of the best late fall migrant hotspots in Barnstable. We will meet at the parking lot for Marstons Mills community garden on Santuit-Newtown Road. The garden can be productive for migrant sparrows, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Bobolink, and other late fall migrants. After birding the garden, we will carpool over to Santuit pond conservation area. The mix of mature hardwood forest, overgrown cranberry bogs, and pond shore can be productive for a variety of late migrants, including warblers, sparrows, and raptors. Leader: Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com

Saturday – October 25th – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Michael Dettrey
Falmouth Bike Path Birding

We’ll walk along the bike path towards Oyster Pond to look for a variety of birds in the thickets, ponds and bay. Meet in the parking lot of the Shining Sea Bike Path on Locust Street. Rain cancels. Leader: Michael Dettrey, swanpondside62@aol.com or 774-212-7080.

NOVEMBER

Wednesday – November 5th – 8 AM – 12 PM
Michael Dettrey
Early Sea Ducks & Seabirds II – Dennis

Basically the same trip, as my October 13, at a different time we’ll search for interesting ducks and such! Meet at ‘The Mercantile’ store off Route 6 in the back is parking to carpool and/ or pick up coffee and treats, at this local sleeper, near the North Dennis Post Office. Please call or email me to RSVP: 774-212-7080 or swanpondside62@aol.com. Rain cancels.

Tuesday – November 11th – 8 AM – 11 AM
Diane Silverstein
Fall Migrants & Ducks – Eastham

We’ll meet again for a second chance to see these fall travelers.  Meet at the National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center off Route 6 in Eastham. Look for us in the parking lot. Please RSVP. Leader: Diane Silverstein, 508-364-7050 or birder526@comcast.com.

Saturday – November 15th 8 AM – 12 Noon
Peter Bono
Corporation Beach in Dennis
Community Gardens in Dennis and Brewster

We’ll start at 8AM at the parking lot of Corporation Beach in Dennis (Rt 6A) to look for early wintering ducks, loons, and grebes. Then we’ll move to the Community Gardens to look for the less common fall migrants: White-crowned and Clay-colored Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, and Dickcissel. Of course, we’ll also be aware of any sightings reported on MassBird and CapeCodBirds@yahoo.com, so our itinerary might deviate from the plan depending on what has been reported (e.g., western vagrants like hummingbirds). Leader Peter Bono: Please phone (508-375-9421) or email  (pbono@prba.com) in advance. Steady rain cancels. You may contact Peter on his cell phone, 774-487-2848, any time after 7AM on the day of the trip.

DECEMBER

Wednesday – December 3rd – 8 AM –  1 PM
Michael Dettrey
Waterfowl on Dennis Ponds & Such!

We will count ducks in most every pond in all the villages of Dennis. Many of these ponds are rarely observed and some secretive so we will hope for good numbers and species. Meet at ‘The Mercantile’ store off Route 6 in the back is parking to carpool and/ or pick up coffee and treats, at this local sleeper, near the North Dennis Post Office. Please call or email me to RSVP: 774-212-7080 or swanpondside62@aol.com. Rain cancels.

Wednesday – December 31th – 8 AM – 2 PM
Michael Dettrey
Last Chance Birds – Cape Cod

It’s your last chance to record anymore year birds for 2013! I know some spots rarely searched and we’ll see what we can pick up. This could be an all day trip depending on the group’s interest. We park and carpool at Dennis’s Patriot Square Mall on the Northwest corner or near Route 134 behind The Stop ‘n Shop supermarket. Call or email to RSVP at: 774-212-7080 or swanpondside62@aol.com. Rain or snowstorms cancels trip automatically.

JANUARY 2015

Thursday, January 1st, 2014 Noon-4PM
Ed Banks
New Year Birds-Hot Spots on Mid Cape to Lower Cape

Meet in the Stop & Shop parking lot at Patriot Square on Route 134 in South Dennis.  Take exit 9A off Route 6. Left at lights.  Get your 2015 year list off to a great start!  Click off your yard birds in the morning and join us at noon. Party hats optional!  Leader: Ed Banks  508-769-6762  edbanks@verizon.net

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.