The Nasketucket Bird Club was founded in 2006 under the auspices of the Mattapoisett Land Trust and 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"


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

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

Fairhaven Acushnet Land Preservation Trust
Find new places to explore
MassAudubon Includes many birding pages and atlases
Various and Sundry

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Check on their progress north

............... Keep tabs on bird migrations
The Feather Atlas
Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection!

Birdwatcher's General Store on the Cape has lots of hilarious articles.

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 Justin Barrett
Thanks to for hosting our website!

Carolyn's websites and bird pages

Find us on Facebook

Saturday, December 17
Christmas Bird Count
(Rain/snow date is December 18), Potluck supper is at 6:00 p.m.

Interested in participating in the Christmas Bird Count?
If you can join us all day, just for an hour or two, or if you want to watch birds from your own home (if you live in our count circle, see below or ask Justin), help us count birds for Audubon! To allow us to coordinate the many locations, please email or call Justin if you would like to join a group to help count at or (774) 207-8515.
Please join us for the potluck even if you canít count birds during the day!
Finally, if you are interesting in hosting this year for the potluck please let Justin know at or (774) 207-8515.

We will be splitting into groups to get the best coverage of the Fairhaven/Mattapoisett area. If you would like to join a group please let Justin know.

Various count areas and leaders

  • Sconticut Neck/West Island - Justin Barrett
  • Fairhaven - Carolyn Longworth/Pam
  • Acushnet River, Fairhaven side - Pat
  • Mattapoisett Neck area to Angelica Point - Ed and Cathy Martens (Old Aucoot)
  • Shaw Rd/Bike path/Nasketucket State Res. (Brant Island Cove if possible) - Currently open?
  • Bay Club - Currently open

Want to watch from your home? See if you are in the count area here.

Pat Baggarly will be coordinating the potluck so please call her at (508) 758-2297 and tell her what you would like to bring. We are still finalizing the location. Look for details after Thanksgiving.
Please join us even if you canít count birds during the day!


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. Weíll be exploring a few of the locations for shorebirds and other migrating birds.
  • Sunday, September 25, 7:30 AM, Fairhaven Favorites
    Weíll 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 hasnít 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. Weíll be moving along the peninsula to see what birds we can find.
  • Saturday, December 3, 8:00 AM - Memberís 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