Upcoming Cape Cod Bird Club Walks

Dates from now through September 29th

Sandpipers and Suds – Ellisville State Park, Plymouth 
Monday, August 5, 5 PM

Brian Harrington  ([email protected]; 774-487-2683)

Cross the Sagamore Bridge, drive north on Route 3A for 5.3 miles, and join us for late afternoon shorebirding at Ellisville Marsh, where the migration show has been getting better every year. Meet at Ellisville State Park.  After shorebirding, feel free to join your leader for dinner and friendship at the British Beer Company nearby in Ellisville.

 

Frances Crane Wildlife Management Area—N. Falmouth
Sunday August 18 6:30 Am

Ron Cadillac ([email protected]) 508-775-9700

This is for beginning and intermediate bird photographers. Bring your Camera and join Ron during the golden hour in search of meadowlarks, sparrows, thrushes, buntings, etc. (Sunrise is at 5:55.)

Meet in the main parking area on the north side of Rt 151. You will pass a ball field on your right. If you contact Ron by email , he will send you guidance on the camera settings he uses (by Prathap DK). At 8 am we will join Keelin Miller and Peter Fang on their walk at the parking area.

 

Crane Wildlife Management Area – Falmouth
Sunday, August 18, 8 AM

Keelin Miller ([email protected]; 646-334-5575) & Peter Fang ([email protected] ; 774-763-6752– 
Avoid the crowds down in Woods Hole and Falmouth Heights for the Falmouth Road Race by joining our bird walk on the north side of Falmouth at Crane WMA. Meet in the main parking lot on Route 151 in Falmouth (near the model airplane field). We will walk around the newly restored grasslands in search of sparrows, thrushes, buntings, and raptors. We might even be lucky enough to glimpse a bobwhite, bobolink, or a blue grosbeak!

 

Fall migration at Sandy Neck
Thursday, August 22, 7 AM

Peter Crosson ([email protected]; 508-280-1678)

Meet at the hikers’ parking lot near the gatehouse at Sandy Neck Beach Park. We will walk a loop along the Marsh Trail, through the dunes, and back along the beach, looking for migrating shorebirds, songbirds, and terns.  Depending on the weather, we might get treated to some pelagic species!  Expect about 1.5 miles of walking in soft sand.

 

September 2019

Birding Barnstable Harbor/Long Pasture MAS
Tuesday, September 3, 8 AM

Peter Crosson ([email protected]; 508-280-1678)

Meet in the main parking lot for Mass Audubon‘s Long Pasture wildlife sanctuary near the end of Bone Hill Road.  We will bird a bit around the sanctuary grounds and then head down to Barnstable Harbor for shorebirds and terns at low tide.

 

Race Point Beach, Provincetown
Saturday, September 14, 7 AM

Peter Flood ([email protected]; 508-364-7363)

Meet at the Race Point Beach parking lot. We will search for four species of shearwaters, storm-petrels, post-breeding staging Common and Roseate Terns, jaegers, shorebirds, and perhaps some marine mammals including whales and seals. Be prepared to do some light walking in soft sand up to 2 miles. Bring drinking water and a light snack.

 

Scusset Beach State Park – Sagamore
Saturday, September 14, 7 AM

John Goodchild ([email protected]; 508-532-8482)

Visit Sagamore Hill, the Cape Cod Canal, and Scusset Beach. Meet at the fish pier parking lot, which is about a quarter mile past the State Park entrance kiosk.

 

Fort Hill – Eastham
Friday, September 20, 8:30AM

Christine Bates ([email protected]; 774-722-2147)
Join us for a walk along the loop trail at Fort Hill in Eastham. We will watch the marsh for shorebirds and wading birds and search the fields and woods for passerines. Meet at the trailhead parking lot across from the Penniman House at Fort Hill.

 

Fort Hill – Eastham 
Sunday, September 29, 8AM – 1PM

Jim Sweeney ([email protected]; 401-465-6668)

Join us for a walk along the loop trail at Fort Hill in Eastham. We will watch the marsh for shorebirds and wading birds and search the fields and woods for passerines. Meet at the trailhead parking lot across from the Penniman House at Fort Hill.


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