Search for Winter Seabirds Along Cape Cod Canal

December 9th with Buzzards Bay Coalition


BOURNE, Mass. – Did you know that some of the most exotic birds that visit the Cape arrive in the dead of winter? Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition and experienced birder Nate Marchessault at the Mass Maritime Academy (Academy Dr., Bourne) on December 9 to search for some of these fascinating winged visitors while they’re in town.

From buffleheads to eiders to fast-moving mergansers, many different bird species that migrate along the East Coast settle around Buzzards Bay and on Cape Cod for the winter. Some of these species migrate here all the way from the Arctic!

The group will meet at Mass Maritime Academy and travel to key locations along the canal where wintering birds can be found. A warm coat, hat, and gloves are highly recommended. All levels of birders are welcome.

To RSVP for this event, visit or contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at (508) 999-6363 ext. 219.

This walk is part of Discover Buzzards Bay, a resource to find unique and exciting ways to explore the outdoors, get some exercise and connect with nature. Use Discover Buzzards Bay to get outside and discover woods, wetlands and waterways from Fall River to Falmouth. To learn more, visit Discover Buzzards Bay is sponsored by Southcoast Health. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on