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, Fall, 2014:
Here's a handy pdf you can print out -- note change for September 27
- SEPTEMBER 25
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 an allaround
expert in the field will
be speaking on sparrow identification.
- OCTOBER 23
The speaker for October is Tom Auer, Biologist with the Important Bird Areas, National Audubon Society.
- NOVEMBER 20
Birds of Yellowstone. Club member, Alicia Crabbe, will be sharing stories from her experience volunteering over
the summer at Lamar Valley Buffalo Ranch one
of the most beautiful places in Yellowstone.
- DECEMBER 20
Christmas Bird Count and Potluck. Join us for 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:
Upcoming Walks, Fall, 2014:
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 email@example.com.
Here's a pdf of the walks -- note change for September 27
- Sunday, September 14, 7:30 a.m. --Fairhaven Favorites
As Fall migration picks up we’ll be exploring some of Fairhaven’s best places to see warblers
and other migrating birds.
- Saturday, September 27
Members' Choice -- Location and time: 7:30 am -- Park and Ride - Mattapoisett
- Saturday, October 4, Day Trip to Cuttyhunk Island
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 tickets are $45 round trip. Plan on a
bag lunch on the island. Meet at the State Pier, New Bedford. Parking fee. Anyone who
wants to carpool can meet at the Park and Ride at 8:15 a.m.
- Sunday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. --
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, November 1, 8:00 a.m.
Little Bay (& Eel Pond if time permits)
A hidden gem in Fairhaven, this spot provides a variety of birds.
- Sunday, November 16, 8:00 a.m. --
Bay Club and Ned’s Point
We’ll be walking around the suburban-like environment of Bay Club and then exploring
Mattapoisett Bay at Ned’s Point.
- Sunday, December 7, 8:00 a.m.
Morning Duck Walk
We’ll be searching ponds, rivers, and bays for ducks of all kinds.
- Saturday, December 20
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: