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


Bell’s Neck and West Harwich Conservation Areas

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c)

Saturday, July 8, 6:30AM

Meet at Bell’s Neck Road at the landing of the West Reservoir.  We will explore some hidden mixed woodland and some old cranberry bogs for passerines.  We will also look for ducks and shorebirds in the open water.  Please be prepared for swampy conditions.


Bourne Gems

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956

Sunday, July 16, 7:30AM

Bourne is a hidden treasure in the birding world of Cape Cod.  Meet at the parking lot at Aubuchon Hardware on Barlow’s Landing Road in Bourne.  We will hike through Four Ponds Conservation Area and Leary Conservation Area.  Possible highlights may be waders, flycatchers, Osprey, nesting warblers and thrushes.


Navigation Road – Barnstable   CANCELLED!!!

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30PM

We are going to scope Great Marsh while the tide rises at Navigation Road.  High tide is at 6:26PM.  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.


Waiting for High Tide…And Lots of Birds! – Eastham

Christine Harris Bates, or  774-722-2147

Thursday, July 20, 8:30AM

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, while the tide rises.  High tide will be at 11:28AM.  Meet at the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center where we will drive together to the lower parking lot of Fort Hill.  If you want to walk the marsh for incoming sparrows, rails and bitterns please wear appropriate attire for wet conditions.


Morris Island – Chatham

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956

Friday, July 28, 7AM

We’re going to have some summer-time fun!  We will make our way through the neighborhood down to the Morris Island flats for mid-ebb tide.  We will scope the flats while the shorebirds come in to forage.  Low tide will be at 10:01AM.  Please be prepared for a lot of sun and wet conditions (possible ankle-high wading).  Also be aware that there is Poison Ivy on some of the trails.  Please meet in the parking lot of the refuge.


 High Head – N. Truro

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c)

Saturday, August 5, 7:30AM

Meet at the Salt Pond Visitors Center.  We will hop into cars to consolidate our “convoy,” and of course decrease our carbon footprint!  We’ll walk the trails in hopes for rail, bobwhite, seabirds and shorebirds.


West Dennis Beach

Peter Bono, or 774-487-2848

Saturday, August 12, 5:30PM

Meet at the West Dennis Beach parking lot at the far end (as nearest to the breakwater and Bass River as you are permitted to drive).  We will look for lingering summer-breeding endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns, as well as migrating shorebirds.  To participate, please contact the leader in advance.  Rain cancels.


Hemenway Landing – Eastham

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c)

Friday, August 18, 7PM

Meet at Hemenway Landing to watch the Night-Herons fly out of their roost. We’ll look for other birds at the landing while we wait for the Night-Herons, so bring a scope if you have one. Please be aware that the Night-Herons don’t come out of their roost until sunset, so we will likely be there until dark.



Crane WMA – Falmouth

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c)

Saturday, September 2, 7AM

We will meet in the parking lot at Crane WMA on Route 151 in Falmouth (across the road from Ranch Road and behind Hamilton Tree & Landscape).  We will walk around the grasslands for warblers, sparrows, and possible raptors…perhaps even a bobwhite!


Paddling Nauset Marsh – Eastham

Judith Davis, or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c) and Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956

Saturday, September 9, 7AM

Grab your kayak or canoe (or rent one) and paddle with us while we find the birds of Nauset Marsh. We’ll head toward the beach where there is a flat that shorebirds and terns like to hang out. You must have a life jacket to participate in this fun activity. Since we will be in the sun for a long time, please bring plenty of sunscreen and water. Please meet at Hemenway Landing in Eastham.


Farming for Birds – Falmouth

Stefanie Paventy, or 203-415-1956

Friday, September 29, 7AM

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


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.