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.

DECEMBER

Winter Waterfowl Survey

Let’s count waterfowl together!  Please get in touch with Stefanie Paventy (stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956) to let her know you want to join a team.  This is typically the first full weekend of December.

 

Pier to Pier Sweep – Outer Cape

Ginie Page, vgpage@juno.com or 508-349-6810 – Thursday, December 8 at 9AM

From land to sea, the birds are everywhere!  On our journey across several stops from Wellfleet to Provincetown Piers we will look for wintering waterfowl as well as passerines sheltering in bushes.  Meet at the Wellfleet Town Pier to scope and then carpool.  Foul weather cancels.

 

Cumberland Farms – Halifax/Middleboro

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Friday, December 9 at 7AM

Let’s help 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 on the mainland side of the Bourne Bridge (behind Krua Thai Restaurant and next to the canal rail road bridge).  Please wear boots for mucky conditions.  There are areas of the farm where you can sink to ankle deep.  Please dress in layers as the wind can be very cold.

 

Christmas Bird Counts

Don’t forget to find your local Christmas Bird Count! http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count

 

JANUARY 2017

New Year’s Day w/Ed Banks – Mid-Cape

Ed Banks, 508-769-6762 or 68edbanks@gmail.com – Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Noon – 4PM

Meet in the Stop & Shop parking lot at Patriot Square on Route 134 in South Dennis.  Take Exit 9A off Route 6 and a left at the lights.  Get your 2017 year list off to a great start!  Click off your yard birds in the morning and join us at noon.  We will bird the mid-cape and perhaps some other hotspots.  Party hats optional!

 

Birding a Winter Wonderland – Falmouth

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.

 

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.