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.

May

 Beech Forest Walks for May 2016 – Provincetown

It’s time for spring migration!  CCBC is offering bird walks every weekend of May!  Meet at the Beech Forest parking lot for 8AM.  From Route 6, turn north onto Race Point Road.  The parking lot is about 0.5 mile down the road on the left.  We will bird the parking lot, then stroll along the sandy loop trail around Blackwater Pond for migrating warblers and other passerines.

Dates and Leader info is listed below:

Mt. Auburn Cemetery – Cambridge

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Friday, May 13, 6:30AM

Meet in the commuter lot at the Sagamore Bridge (Mainland side) near Friendly’s Restaurant.  We will carpool because parking at the cemetery is “first come first serve.” Please arrive 15 minutes early to meet and coordinate.  Warblers and passerines should be peaked here at this beautiful and historic landmark in a wonderful botanical park.  A late lunch nearby could be an option, otherwise brown bag your lunch.  Registration with Stefanie is required.  The trip is limited to 9 people, so reserve your spot early.  Please review the rules for visiting Mt. Auburn Cemetery (http://www.mountauburn.org/visit/tips-for-your-visit/) as it is an active burial site.

Migration at the Farm – Falmouth

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Monday, May 30, 7AM

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!

June

Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore

Brian Harrington, brian.harrington205@gmail.com or 774-487-2683, & Martha Sheldon, martha.sheldon205@gmail.com or 774-217-8362 – Saturday, June 4, 7AM

Meet in the large parking lot by the concession buildings. We’ll spend the morning checking the thickets, canal and beach area for early passerines and seabirds.

Morris Island – Chatham

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Friday, June 17, 10AM

First we will scope the flats during a rising tide.  Then we will make our way through the neighborhood and over to the Morris Island causeway.  High tide will be at 9:23AM.  Please be prepared for a lot of sun and wet conditions (possible ankle-high wading).  Meet in the parking lot of the refuge.

Fort Hill – Eastham

Ken Casson, casson1@netscape.com or 508-362-8273 – Sunday, June 19, 10:30AM

Bring your Dad to our Father’s Day walk.  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 11:56AM.  Meet in the lower parking lot on Fort Hill Road.  Bring waterproof, knee high boots if you want to walk through the marsh in search of sparrows.

Navigating Birds – Barnstable

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Wednesday, June 29, 6:30PM

We are going to scope Great Marsh while the tide rises at Navigation Road.  High tide is at 7:34PM.  We might 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, the path may be wet and mucky.  You will need waterproof, knee high boots.  This bird walk has minimal walking requirements, but we will be standing for at least 2 hours.  Meet at the commuter parking lot by Burger King (Exit 6 off of Route 6).  We can carpool to Navigation Road from there.

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.