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Save the Date!

3rd Annual

Cape Cod Bird Festival

September 18 – September 20, 2015
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Registration opens in early April 2015!


The 2015 Cape Cod Bird Festival’s planning is well under way! We have some exciting events planned and new places to visit.

Announcing our special guests:

Miyoko ChuFriday’s speaker will be Dr. Miyoko Chu, author of Songbird Journeys, the riveting tale of the wonders of bird migration.

 ”Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds

Join author Miyoko Chu as she shares the adventures and revelations of scientists on their quests to answer age-old questions about the lives of migratory songbirds—where they go, how they get there, and what they do in the far-flung places they inhabit throughout the year. Her book, Songbird Journeys, was described by Scott Weidensaul as “that rare book that mingles passion, beauty, and science into a surprising, fascinating whole.” An ornithologist by training, Dr. Chu is now the senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Special Guest Bios here.

Richard CrossleySaturday’s Speaker will be Richard Crossley, internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and award winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series.

Past, Present and Future

Richard Crossley will share Tales of lessons learned while growing up in the wild British birding scene, from travels around the world, to living in Japan and settling down for good in his birding utopia Cape May, NJ. It will be a fast-paced story told in a brogue through a camera lens that loves color and art, but with a strong point of view.

With humor and depth Richard will also highlight the thoughts behind the revolutionary ‘The Crossley ID Guide’series . But is changing how we look at books and birds enough? ‘Heck, no!’ says Richard.

With new initiates such as Pledge to Fledge and Race4Birds, come and listen to Richard talk about a changing and very optimistic outlook for birding, lifestyles and conservation. Perhaps you will see an increasing role in it!

View Richard’s bio here.

Festival trips this year will include our most popular birding destinations plus some new locations.

Plans for the Vendor Marketplace are underway and very exciting this year so check back for further news. And if you know of any nature-related artisans or merchants that would benefit from our festival sales please contact Gerry Cooperman.

Family Day will be a free event and feature Wilsons Eyes on Owls live owl program at the CCMNH along with other events. Mark and Marcia Wilson are a charismatic team who teach, study, photograph and share their passion for the natural world.  Each has nurtured a fascination for nature since childhood.  Both have biology degrees and share a keen interest in birds.  Please join us for an exceptional day.

screech and saw-whet owls

An Eastern Screech Owl and a Northern Saw-whet Owl join 4 other live owls at Marcia and Mark Wilson’s Eyes On Owls presentation. Photo © Mark Wilson / Eyes On Owls

As always the Festival would never be anything if it wasn’t for the Volunteers. We rely on you for so many things and cannot thank you enough. Please contact Diane Silverstein or Stefanie Paventy if you wish to Volunteer.  Diane – birder526@comcast.net Stefanie-stefpav09@gmail.com  We need your help.

Contact Gerry Cooperman at trogon6@aol.com or 508 – 331 –0345 for information and questions.

The 2014 Cape Cod Bird Festival is history, but here is a brief wrap-up of the event, and a list of birds seen.

More Questions?

Gerry Cooperman

Mission Statement: The mission of the Cape Cod Bird Festival is to promote Cape Cod as a birding destination focusing on educating individuals and families as to the wonders of our fall migratory bird populations.

Festival Merchandise


Festival Merchandise Sale!

The 2014 Bird Festival t-shirts and tote bags are now available at a discount!  T-shirts are preshrunk and available for only $10.00 each, 2 for $15.00, tote bags available for only $2.00.  Cash or check only!  You can purchase them at the Cape Cod Bird Club monthly meeting or call Gerry Cooperman at 508-331-0345.