Published on February 20, 2018

"Wildlife on Tap" Lecture Series

The Wildlife on Tap lecture series at Cape Cod Beer is a special event each winter where attendees can learn about wildlife over some fine beverages. Each presenter in the series is an expert in the field. Come have a beer and learn something new about some of Cape Cod's amazing critters!


$10 in advance • $13 at the door

Ticket includes free popcorn and other goodies. Award-winning beer, plus wine and soda, available for purchase.

Location: Cape Cod Beer (1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601). Get Directions >

Aerial photo of right whales © Center for Coastal Studies (taken under NOAA Permit #14603-01)
Right whales © CCS (taken under NOAA Permit #14603-01)

On the Path to Extinction: Cape Cod's Right Whales

February 28, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Presenter: Charles “Stormy” Mayo, PhD, Right Whale Ecology Program Director, Center for Coastal Studies

Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo will discuss the status of the species and its recent decline, the seasonal arrival of the right whales, and the critical role that Massachusetts waters play in the species uncertain future. This talk will be extensively illustrated with slides and video taken during research cruises and flights in Cape Cod Bay.

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State of the Birds 2017 cover - Black-capped chickadee © Bill Thompson, USFWS
Black-capped chickadee © Bill Thompson, USFWS

State of Massachusetts Birds 2017 

March 28, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Presenter: Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon's Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology

Have you noticed changes in your backyard? Or at your favorite birding spot? The birdlife of Massachusetts has changed over the last 20 years and will continue to change in the future. Some species are thriving and others are in trouble. Climate change is affecting different birds in different ways. In this talk, Joan Walsh, will discuss our local species, their current status, the factors that are affecting changes in their populations, and how we can help them and ourselves. Come with questions about your favorite birds for the Q&A session after.

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Mass Audubon staff member examining a sea turtle © Esther Horvath
Mass Audubon staff member examining a sea turtle © Esther Horvath

Sea Turtles Around the Cape & Islands

April 25, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Presenter: Bob Prescott, Sanctuary Director, Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

For over 30 years, Mass Audubon has been researching and rescuing sea turtles off of the beaches of Cape Cod. During the summer months, sea turtles get entangled, hit by boats or just confused and beach. We also collect live sightings data from boats, sailors and fishermen. In the late fall, cold-stunned sea turtles, powerless to swim against the currents in their state of hypothermic shock, are blown ashore by strong winds. In this talk, Bob Prescott will share the history of Wellfleet Bay's sea turtle rescue and research programs and share stories from the field.

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