Founded in 2006 under the auspices of the Mattapoisett Land Trust, the Nasketucket Bird Club is now a separate organization.

Meets every 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Mattapoisett Public Library unless otherwise noted.

Annual membership is $10. New members are always welcome.

"We're not just bird-friendly, we're friendly birders"


Start here for local birdsA big thank-you to them for hosting our website. They also have a list of bird clubs and birders' pages.
Massachusetts Bird Trax Report
See what's been reported to eBird in the state lately
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
All About Birds
Must see -- check out the nest cams! You won't believe your eyes!
Land Trusts

Visit the properties owned by the Mattapoisett Land Trust. Their newsletter, The Heron, is online and you can sign up to have the newsletter sent by email.

Visit the Fairhaven Acushnet Land Preservation Trust and find new places to explore

Mass Audubon's Birding on the Internet page

Breeding Bird Atlas of Massachusetts
Various and Sundry

Track the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds on their migration back to us!

............... Keep tabs on bird migrations
The Feather Atlas
Download a PDF file on Backyard Bird Feeding from Cornell. (One of my pics is in it)
Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection!

Birdwatcher's General Store on the Cape has lots of hilarious articles. Check their new book

Google Books :
Search Google Books to find old books on birds (or anything else) that are in the public domain.
Selections from the works of Arthur Cleveland Bent -- tons of information
Fun bird and nature stuff for kids at the Waterford Press website. Click on games and activities.

email for information or comments

email for President Justin Barrett

Logo by Carolyn
Thanks to for hosting our website!
my websites and bird pages

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Upcoming Meetings:


Plight of the Red Knot

Brian Harrington has been a biologist with Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (now Manomet, Inc.) since 1971, and now is ‘aboard’ on emeritus status. During his tenure most of his work focused on shorebirds and their migrations, and especially on conservation issues associated with the long-hop migration strategies that many shorebirds employ. His research has been conducted throughout North and South America. One species he has especially focussed on is the Red Knot, chosen because it illustrates many of the conservation issues he has documented. Much of this work is described in a popular book, The Flight of the Red Knot (WW Norton Co., publisher) authored in 1996.

Brian is an advisor to the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (, a program that is implementing projects focused on the conservation of shorebirds and their migration/wintering habitats throughout the Americas.

Brian also has worked through the National Conservation Training Center of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to train professional wildlife managers throughout North America in methods of wetland management for shorebirds and waterfowl. He also is coordinator of the International Shorebird Surveys, a project that has enlisted more than 1000 volunteers to collect counts of shorebirds throughout North and South America. Observations from this project have been extensively used in developing the United States Shorebird Conservation Plan.

Since retirement Brian has continued his work with knots with a focus on Massachusetts. This work shows how the Massachusetts coast continues to be a major migration stopover area for Red Knots, which sadly, have become a highly threatened bird since Brian’s work on them began. He claims there is no connection! The event will be held at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow Street. The entrance located on the South side of Barstow Street is handicap accessible. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Walks:

Meeting Place: Park & Ride, North Street, Mattapoisett unless otherwise noted. All welcome. If weather is questionable on a walk day, please call the trip leader.
Trip info: Justin Barrett, (774) 207-8515 or

  • Saturday, August 13, 7:30 a.m.--Shorebird Walk
    Hunting for shorebirds in Mattapoisett
  • Saturday, September 10, 7:30 AM, Shorebird Walk
    Mattapoisett offers a rich shoreline made for migrating shorebirds. We’ll be exploring a few of the locations for shorebirds and other migrating birds.
  • Sunday, September 25, 7:30 AM, Fairhaven Favorites
    We’ll be birding some of the local favorites of members in Fairhaven.

  • Saturday, October 1, 6:30 AM, Plum Island, Newburyport

  • Sunday, October 16, 7:30 AM, Cumberland Farms, Middleboro
    A wonderful place to see sparrows and a variety of species. Cumberland Farms is an IBA, Important Bird Area, and is the largest open grassland in southeastern Massachusetts.
  • Sunday, November 6, 8:00 AM - Mattapoisett/Marion - New places to bird!
    Have a new place the club hasn’t been for birding in Mattapoisett or Marion? Make a suggestion or come out to discover the hidden favorites of the group.
  • Saturday, November 19, 8:00 AM - Sconticut Neck, Fairhaven
    Sconticut Neck provides a view of birds on the move. We’ll be moving along the peninsula to see what birds we can find.
  • Saturday, December 3, 8:00 AM - Member’s Choice
    Members choice for exploring.
  • December 17 - Annual Christmas Bird Count and Potluck
    Join us in this annual tradition as we count birds for the National Audubon Society. A potluck will follow the count. Lots of fun! Learn more at:

Mystery Bird

This bird seen in Fairhaven looks
a lot different in profile!
The answer is here
More Fairhaven photos

Field Trip Results available on our birdblog