Birding Cape Cod

Birding Cape Cod

¬†“Birding Cape Cod” published jointly by the Cape Cod Bird Club and MassAudubon, is a 184-page guide covering prime birding sites throughout the peninsula. However, it has been out-or-print for some time and is not easy to find. And given the numerous and rapid changes that have taken place on Cape cod since it was first published, many sections are out-of-date. Nonetheless, if you can find a copy it will provide a good reference to guide you to the best birding sites.

Birding Cape Cod

Checklist of the Birds of Cape Cod

¬†Published by the Cape Cod Bird, the “Checklist of the Birds of Cape Cod” shows by means of bar graphs the seasonal status of 336 species that have been recorded on Cape Cod with some regularity over the past 20 years. It sells for about $1.00 and is available from a number of local outlets, including the Birdwatcher’s General Store in Orleans. The last revision was in 2021. A pdf of the checklist can be downloaded by clicking on the image (best if printed on 8.5″ x 14″ paper.

Cape Cod "Where to Go" articles from Bird Observer magazine

Click on the title to view the article. Some are available only to Bird Observer subscribers, others can be viewed by anyone. Note that some are quite old and likely contain information that is outdated.

The articles below are available as pdfs only to Bird Observer subscribers.

Birding Nauset Marsh, Eastham РOrleans  (1998, Jackie Sones)

Birding in Provincetown (1987, Blair Nikula)

Birding in Provincetown (1978, Blair Nikula)

Birding Chatham, Cape Cod (1988, Blair Nikula)

Birding Cape Cod: Wellfleet and Truro (2005, Cape Cod Bird Club – Chapter from Birding Cape Cod guide)

Birding at Sandy Neck (1974, Bob Pease)

Around Falmouth (Late November to Mid-February) (1973, Pat Garrey)

Birding Orleans and Eastham, Fall-Spring (1979, Robert Prescott)

Where to go: Monomoy (1987, Blair Nikula)

Monomoy (1981, Blair Nikula)

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (1973, Berlin Heck)

The Birds of Monomoy (1973, Richard Forster)

Pelagic Birding for Landlubbers (1978, Wayne Petersen)

Town of Barnstable: Selected Birding Spots in the Town of Barnstable, Cape Cod (2001, Stauffer Miller)

Winter Birding along Buzzards Bay-Scraggy Neck, Bourne, to Falmouth Center (1982, Robert Stymeist)

Winter Birding Hot Spots in Mashpee and Barnstable, Cape Cod (2006, Mary Keleher)

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