Cape Cod is the ideal location to start your birding career or take it to the next level. Birding can be more than just watching birds- putting together a Year List is an important task for every birder especially when it comes to noting different species, recording where you've seen them and most of all, reporting your sightings as a citizen scientist.
In this series, expert birder Chris Walz will take participants through the process of creating a year list from beginning to end and lend his insights and birding skills along the way during monthly Saturday outings at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and other birding hotspots on the Cape and further afield.
January- Getting Started with ebird
Saturday,January 18th 10am-12pm Location: Long Pasture
February- In Search of Snowy Owls
Saturday, February 8th 9:00am-11:00am Location: TBD on the Cape
March- Winter Songbirds of Cape Cod
Saturday, March 21st, 9:00-11:00am Location: Long Pasture
April- Birding the Ashumet Holly Sanctuary
Saturday, April 18th,9:00am-12:00pm Location: Ashumet Holly Sanctuary, Falmouth
May- Warbler Day at Mt. Auburn Cemetery or National Seashore Beech Forest
Saturday May 16th 7:00am-4:00pm Location: Meet at Long Pasture for a 7am departure
June- Ospreys of Wing Island
Saturday, June 20th 6:00am - 10:00am Location: meet at Long Pasture to carpool to Wing's Island Trail, Brewster
July - Shorebirds of Monomoy
Saturday, July 18th, 7:00am-12:00pm Location: Monomoy Wildlife Refuge, participants will meet at Long Pasture to carpool to the refuge.
August- Shearwaters, Jaegers and Shorebirds at Race Point
Saturday, August 15th, 7:00am-4:00pm Location: Meet at Long Pasture for van departure to Race Point, Provincetown.
September- Hawk Watch at Blue Hills
Saturday, September 19th 8:00am-4:00pm Location: Meet at Long Pasture for 8am departure to Blue Hills
October- Full Moon Owl Prowl
Saturday, October 3rd (Rain date October 4th)6:30pm -8:00pm Location: Long Pasture/ Barnstable Great Marsh Sanctuary
November - Fall Ducks
Saturday, November 21h 8:00am- 12:00pm Location: Long Pasture - travel by car to various locations
December - End of Year Wrap-up
Saturday December 19th, 9:00am-11:00am Location: Long Pasture
Please see the link in your confirmation email with additional information about this year round program