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

High Head/Pilgrim Heights – N. Truro

Ed Hoopes, ehoopes63@comcast.net or 508-737-7479 – Saturday, April 1, 8AM

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 start at High Head, then walk the bike path and trails in hopes for rail, bobwhite, seabirds and passerines.

Bell’s Neck Conservation Area – Harwich

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, April 15, 7AM

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.

Fort Hill – Eastham

Judith Davis, motherjude3@aol.com or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c) – Saturday, April 22, 8AM

Enjoy Earth Day by joining 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 and/or rail, while the tide rises.  High tide will be at 9:01AM.  Meet in the lower parking lot on Fort Hill Road.  You may want to wear waterproof boots.

Manomet Area – Plymouth

Brian Harrington, brian.harrington205@gmail.com or 774-487-2683 – Sunday, April 23, 7AM

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.

May

 Beech Forest Walks for May 2016 – 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 north 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:

Peterson Farm – Falmouth

Stefanie Paventy, stefpav09@gmail.com or 203-415-1956 – Friday, May 19, 6:30AM

We will meet at Peterson Farm (head south on Woods Hole Road for about 3/4 mile past Elm Road; turn right onto McCallum Drive and bear right at the fork).  Warblers and passerines should be peaked here at this variable habitat bird haven.

June

Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore

Brian Harrington, brian.harrington205@gmail.com or 774-487-2683 and Judith Davis, motherjude3@aol.com or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c) – Saturday, June 3, 7AM

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

Fort Hill – Eastham

Judith Davis, motherjude3@aol.com or 508-432-3780(h)/508-221-2322(c) – Saturday, June 10, 12PM

Bring your Dad to our Father’s Day walk.  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 and/or rail, while the tide rises.  High tide will be at 1:58PM.  Meet in the lower parking lot on Fort Hill Road.  You may want to wear waterproof boots.

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.