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



Falmouth Pond Plodding

Phil Kyle,

Sunday, February 12, 7AM CANCELLED

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, 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, 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).


Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore

Stefanie Paventy, 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 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.