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.
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

Find us on Facebook

Upcoming Meetings:

February 25, 2016

"Bird Attracting: Covering all the Basics."
Bill Gill, lifelong birder and proprietor of Blisscapes Landscape Design & Nursery in South Dartmouth, will talk about what to plant to attract birds to your yard. Design of your gardens and water features and your choice of shrubs, trees and flowers affect which birds you will see in the warm weather and will also enhance helping the birds through the winter.

March 24, 2016

Lauren Miller-Donnelly, Property Manager, South Coast Sanctuaries, MassAudubon will be presenting on the grassland bird project

April 28, 2016

Migrating Birds workshop

May 26, 2016
Dan Logan
At the May 26 meeting of the Nasketucket Bird Club, Fairhaven resident and professional photographer Dan Logan will show some his images from this past year. Most will be of birds that live in or pass through southeastern Massachusetts as well as some birds he saw during his trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

June 23, 2016

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, February 13, 8:00 a.m.--Fairhaven Favorites
    Fairhaven offers a variety of habitats for wintering birds. The club will be exploring many of these areas.
  • Sunday, February 21, 8:00 a.m. --Mattapoisett Land Trust property
    The club will be exploring new places to bird this year, the first of which is property of the Mattapoisett Land Trust.
  • Sunday, March 13, 8:00 a.m--Lakeville Ponds
    The Lakeville ponds provide a great place to view a variety of ducks as well as homes for Bald Eagles.
  • Wednesday, March 23--Woodcock Walk, location and time TBD
    The amazing call and fluttering of the American Woodcock brings excitement at this time of year. Donít forget your flashlights for this annual tradition.
  • Saturday, March 26, 8:00 a.m.--Shaw Road, Fairhaven
    Shaw Road continues to provide one of the few places in the area for seeing grassland birds such as the Eastern Meadowlark and Horned Lark.
  • Sunday, April 10, 7:30 a.m.--Piping Plover & Others Walk
    The club will be exploring the area for the first Piping Plovers of the year.
  • Saturday, April 30, 7:30 a.m.--Long Road, Fairhaven
    A wonderful place to a see a variety of birds.
  • Saturday, May 7, 6:30 a.m.--Spring Migration Walk at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
    Letís see how many warblers and other migrants we can count up at this famous birding landmark. Plan on bringing your lunch. The trip lasts until early afternoon. Please email or call Justin if you plan on attending.
  • Sunday, May 22, 7:30 a.m.--Warbler Walk
    The tri-county area offers some unique places to see migrating birds. Join us during peak migration.
  • Sunday, June 5, 7:00 a.m.--Eastover Farm, Rochester with the Paskamansett Bird Club
    Leader Bill Gil, Paskamansett Bird Club Explore the grassy fields of Rochester as we look for Bluebirds, Bobolinks, warblers, and others.
  • Saturday, June 11, 7:30 a.m.--Membersí Choice
    The last walk of the year - members choice for exploring.

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Field Trip Results available on our birdblog