Google Books :
Search Google Books to find old books on birds (or anything else) that
are in the public domain. When you get to Google Books, choose the
"full view" option.
If you have a Google account or a Gmail account (both are free) you can save the books you find to your own "bookshelf."
Massbird -- start here
for local birdsA big thank-you to them for hosting our website
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
Track the Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds on their migration back to us!
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.
Mass Audubon's Birding on the Internet page
Download a PDF file on Backyard Bird Feeding from Cornell. (One of my pics
is in it)
Keep tabs on bird migrations
Birdwatcher's General Store on the Cape has lots of
hilarious articles. Check their new book
Bird Atlas of Massachusetts
Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection!
for information or comments
for President Justin Barrett
Logo by Carolyn
Thanks to Massbird.org for hosting our website!
websites and bird pages
Upcoming Meetings, 2013-14:
- CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - SAT., DECEMBER 21 (rain/snow date: Dec. 22)
Join us in this annual tradition as we count birds for the National Audubon Society. A potluck will follow the count. Lots of fun! Find out more at The Audubon Society's Bird Count Page.
- JANUARY 23, 2014
Nasketucket Bird Club member and professional photographer, Dan Logan, will be speaking on Birds of the South Coast. Dan will be sharing some of his amazing photos, and stories of many of the unique birds of our region.
- FEBRUARY 27
Film screening of "Ordinary Extraordinary Junco". John Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, says about the film, "I've never seen a more exciting demonstration of the fact that absolutely nothing in nature is 'ordinary'." Grab some popcorn and enjoy this exciting film that teaches us that there is no such thing as an ordinary bird.
- MARCH 27
Ellen Jedrey, Assistant Director of MassAudubon's Coastal Waterbird Program, will be speaking on the Roseate Tern. MassAudubon states that 90% of the Northeastern population of Roseate Terns are limited to three islands. Two of the three nest areas are in our own backyard: Bird Island and Ram Island. Learn about this rare, graceful little bird.
- APRIL 24
What's that little brown bird? We often pass over the "little brown birds" that we can't identify at our feeders or on a walk. Jim Sweeney of the South Shore Bird Club, MassAudubon, and all around expert in the field, will be speaking on sparrow identification.
- MAY 22
This month's topic by Peter Trull is The Symbiotic Relationship between Humpback Whales and Marine Birds. Peter has been involved in research and education for over 35 years with extensive experience with whales and marine birds.
- JUNE 26
TBD. Anything is possible.
Upcoming Walks, 2013:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 7:30 AM -- WALK IN FAIRHAVEN
Fairhaven provides some of the best places to view a variety of migrants including shorebirds. We'll be searching for early migrants and more.
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 7:30 AM -- GOOSEBERRY ISLAND, WESTPORT
With a wide range of vegetation and landscape,Gooseberry offers a great opportunity to view a variety of birds including shorebirds, hawks, and songbirds.
- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, DAY TRIP -- CUTTYHUNK
The island of Cuttyhunk provides a special place to view and see birds. The boat leaves New Bedford at 9:00 a.m. and returns around 4:00 p.m. Ferry ticketsare $45 round trip. Plan on a bag lunch on the island. Meeting place: 8:30 a.m. at the State Pier, New Bedford.
- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 8:00 AM -- LITTLE BAY CONSERVATION AREA, FAIRHAVEN
- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 8:00 AM -- SCONTICUT NECK
Sconticut Neck and West Island provide some of the best places to view shorebirds in the area. We'll be searching for plovers, sandpipers, and more.
- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 8:00 AM -- MORNING DUCK WALK --We'll be searching ponds, rivers, and bays for ducks of all kinds. Meet at the park and ride, Mattapoisett. Duck Walk Map.
Hoooo can guess this bird that Mike LaBossiere sent?
Click for larger image.
Field Trip Results available on our birdblog