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.

JANUARY 2017

Birding a Winter Wonderland – Falmouth CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!!

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956

Saturday, January 7 at 7AM

Meet at the Shining Sea Bike Path parking lot near the intersection of Locust St/Woods Hole Rd and Mill Rd. We will begin the day by birding the Shining Sea Bike Path including Oyster Pond and the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary. Then we can do a quick peek at Siders Pond. Then we can head over to Perch Pond to search the Redhead and Canvasback. Depending on how the group feels, we can continue on to Great and Green Ponds as well as Falmouth Harbor (typical location of the Barrow’s Goldeneye). Please dress in layers, and bring water and snacks.

 

Owl Prowl – West Barnstable

Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com or 508-280-1678

Thursday, January 12, 4:30PM

We will explore West Barnstable Conservation Area in search of resident owls! This area is known for Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl. It will be chilly, but the sounds of the birds will be worth it! Meet at the parking area off of Crooked Cartway via Race Lane.

 

Ducks, Ducks & More Ducks – Eastham

Phil Kyle, archeopt@gmail.com

Saturday, January 14, 7AM

We will look for overwintering birds in the thickets and around the fresh water ponds not frozen to see dabbling & diving ducks. Then we’ll check for sea ducks along the bay and ocean shores. Meet at the Cape Cod National Sea Shore Visitors Center.

 

Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore

Judith Davis, motherjude3@aol.com or 508-432-3780(home)/508-221-2322(cell)

Monday, January 16, 8AM

Join the CCBC in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.! Walk around the camp sites, beach front, canal and forests at Scusset. A variety of birds from waterfowl to passerines will be seen. Meet at the parking lot nearest the concession stands.

 

Winter Wandering on the Canal – Sandwich

Peter Crosson, pcrosson@emeraldphysicians.com or 508-280-1678

Sunday, January 29, 8AM

Meet at the Canal Visitor Center next to the Sandwich Marina.  We will look around the area for gulls and wintering seabirds.  We may even find the King Eider or Harlequin Duck!  From there we will head over toward the Sandwich Marina to see what we can find.

FEBRUARY

Falmouth Pond Plodding

Phil Kyle, archeopt@gmail.com

Sunday, February 12, 7AM

Walk around the Falmouth ponds in search of wintering ducks, loons, grebes and more! We will visit Salt Pond, Siders Pond, Falmouth Heights, Little Pond, Great Pond, Perch Pond, Green Pond and Bournes Pond. Meet at the Falmouth Stop & Shop’s southern-most parking area (closest to Jones Road).  If most of the ponds are frozen then the trip will be cancelled.

Birding Mid-Cape – Dennis/Harwich

Judith Davis, motherjude3@aol.com or 508-432-3780(home)/508-221-2322(cell)

Monday, February 20, 7AM

Enjoy Washington’s Birthday by spending some time birding! Meet at the entrance to West Dennis Beach. We will look for ducks, loons, Snow Buntings, Purple Sandpipers and more! We will then caravan over to Bell’s Neck Road in West Harwich to walk the conservation lands on the north side of Great Western Road.

Road Trip to Rhode Island

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956

Saturday, February 25, 6AM

Possible places to visit will include the Watchemoket Cove, Portsmouth Town Pond, St. Mary’s Pond, Sachuest Point, Beavertail State Park, Ninigret NWR, Trustom Pond NWR, Moonstone Beach and the fields of the University of Rhode Island. We will be guided by open water during hard winter conditions. The focus of the trip will be waterfowl, but we should see a great diversity of birds during the day. We will stop somewhere for lunch. Bad weather cancels. Please RSVP to Stefanie as there is limited seating. Meet at the commuter parking lot off of Main Street in Buzzards Bay (behind Krua Thai Restaurant near the railroad bridge).

MARCH

Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956

Saturday, March 4, 7AM

Meet in the first parking lot, next to the fish pier. We’ll spend the morning checking the thickets and woodland trail, canal and beach area for passerines and waterfowl.

 

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.