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.

 

APRIL

Manomet Area – Plymouth
Brian Harrington (brian.harrington205@gmail.com) and Martha Sheldon
Sunday, April 5, 7AM – 12PM

Join us on this off-Cape adventure!  We will meet at the commuter parking lot next to Friendly’s at the mainland end of the Sagamore Bridge (intersection at routes 3 and 6).  We will search Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and Manomet Point for seabirds and migrating passerines.

Fort Hill – Sparrows and Marsh Birds – NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION, TIME AND LEADER!
Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956
Friday, April 10, 1PM – 3PM

Join us for a walk along the loop trail at Fort Hill in Eastham.  We will walk the marsh for incoming shorebirds and waterfowl while the tide rises.  Meet at the lower parking lot at Fort Hill.  Waterproof boots are recommended as there will be wet conditions.

Scusset Beach State Reservation – Sagamore
Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com
Sunday, April 12, 8AM – 10AM

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

Bell’s Neck and West Harwich Conservation Areas
Ed Banks, edbanks@verizon.net
Monday, April 20, 7AM – 11AM

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.

Cumberland Farms – Halifax/Middleboro
Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com
Saturday, April 25, 7AM – 11:30AM

We are going to help you up your Plymouth County checklist!  Join us for a walk through Cumberland Farms for a variety of birds.  We will meet at the commuter parking lot at the Sagamore Bridge, near the Cape Cod Canal Region Visitors Center off of Canal Street.  Please be prepared for mucky conditions.

MAY

Beech Forest Walks for May 2015 – 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 left 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:

Saturday – May 2 – Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com
Sunday – May 3 – Blair Nikula, odenews@odenews.org

Saturday – May 9 – Ed Banks, edbanks@verizon.net
Sunday – May 10 – Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com

Saturday – May 16 – Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com
Sunday – May 17 – Peter Flood, pomarine@comcast.net

Saturday – May 23 – Charlie Martin, cemartinjr@comcast.net
Sunday – May 24 – Judith Davis, motherjude3@aol.com

Saturday – May 30 – Charlie Martin, cemartinjr@comcast.net
Sunday – May 31 – Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com

High Head – Truro
Ed Hoopes, ehoopes63@comcast.net or 508-737-7479
Friday, May 1, 8:30AM – 10:30AM

Meet at the High Head parking lot off of Route 6 in Truro.  We will walk the bike trail to Pilgrim Heights and through the small swamp up to the High Head bluff.  Then we will continue to Pilgrim Lake and make our way back to the parking lot along High Head Road.  We should see early migrating passerines and perhaps raptors over the bluff.

Crane Wildlife Management Area – Falmouth
Karen Fiske, mberoz@gmail.com
Wednesday, May 6, 5:30PM – 7:30PM

We will meet in the parking lot at Crane WMA on Route 151 in Falmouth.  We will walk around the grasslands for warblers, sparrows, and possible raptors…perhaps even a bobwhite!

Mt. Auburn Cemetery – Cambridge
Dan Berard (djberard84@gmail.com) & Stefanie Paventy (stefpav09@gmail.com)
Friday, May 15, 6AM – 1PM

Meet in the Hyannis Commuter Lot and 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.  Please RSVP if you plan on joining us.  The trip is limited seating (4 passengers can fit in Stefanie’s car), so reserve your spot early.  If one other person would be willing to drive, that would allow for more people to join the trip.  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.

Falmouth Town Forest/Crane WMA
Greg Hirth, geohawk_1@yahoo.com or 508-457-4356
Monday, May 18, 7:30AM – 12PM

Meet at the first small parking lot on the road to Goodwill Park (entrance off Gifford Street approximately 0.6 mile north of Jones/Gifford intersection).  We’ll look for migrant and nesting songbirds along Long Pond in Falmouth Town Forest, and then continue on to the Crane Wildlife Management Area to look for raptors and open space specialties.

Ryder Conservation Area – Sandwich
Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com
Thursday, May 28, 8AM – 10AM

Meet in the parking area on Cotuit Road approximately 2 miles south of Quaker Meetinghouse Rd.  We’ll explore this 243 acre conservation area with 5 miles of hiking trails that wind through groves of 100 year old holly, beech and pine trees.  We will look for spring migrants and nesting songbirds.  Past highlights for the area have included Prothonotary Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, White-eyed Vireo and Swainson’s Thrush.

JUNE

Morris Island and Causeway – Chatham
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.

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.