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"


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!
The Feather Atlas
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
Breeding Bird Atlas of Massachusetts
Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection!

email for information or comments

email for President Justin Barrett

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

Upcoming Meetings:

January 28, 2016
Brad Winn, Director, Shorebird Habitat Management, Manomet
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 - Dan Logan
bird photos
May 26, 2016
Migrating Birds workshop
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, January 9, 8:00 a.m.--Mattapoisett Harbor Bird Walk
    We’ll be exploring some of Mattapoisett’s best bays to view sea ducks and other birds during the winter.
  • Sunday, January 24, 7:30 a.m--Sachuest NWR, Middletown, RI
    Sachuest is known for great views of Harlequin Ducks and Snowy Owls during the winter months. A variety of other wintering birds and shorebirds can be found there as well. (The club will arrive back at the park and ride before lunch).
  • 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. Don’t 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 & Other 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
    Let’s 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.--Members’ Choice
    The last walk of the year - members choice for exploring.

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