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

Next Meeting:

Chimney Swifts and Their Relationship with Humans
Thursday, March 23 at 7 PM Mattapoisett Public Library

Ever wonder about those summertime flying cigars with wings way up in the sky? Find out more about those mosquito-eating machines at the next meeting of the Nasketucket Bird Club, Thursday evening, March 23rd, at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library at 7 PM. the library is located on Barstow Street and is handicapped accessible.

Chimney Swifts have a unique relationship with, and dependency upon, humans. Come learn about this fascinating connection and how you can help.

Alan Kneidel is currently doing research at Delaware State University focusing on how climate change may affect the ecological functioning of barrier island ecosystems as globally important avian stopover sites. Previously Alan has worked at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences as a Lead Bander and shorebird Scientist; Klamath Bird Observatory; and field work for a variety of Universities.

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

  • Sunday, March 19, 7:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, March 22
    Woodcock Walk, meet at 6:45 PM at North Street and make our way to Egypt Lane in Fairhaven
    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 25, 8:00 a.m.
    Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) Walk
    The club will be exploring new places to bird this year, the first of which is property of the Mattapoisett Land Trust.

  • Saturday, April 8, 7:30 a.m.
    Memberís Choice
    The club will be searching Nasketucket territory for some of the best birds during early spring.

  • Sunday, April 23, 7:30 a.m.
    Shorebird Walk
    Will be looking for shorebirds from Fairhaven to Marion.

  • Sunday, May 7, 7:00 a.m.
    Warbler Walk, Marion to Fairhaven
    Letís see how many warblers and other migrants we can count up in our area.

  • Saturday, May 20, 7:30 a.m.
    Shoolman Preserve, Rochester
    Our area offers some unique places to see migrating birds. Join us during peak migration.

  • Sunday, May 21, 7:30 a.m.
    Birding by Kayak at Leonard's Pond, Rochester

    New this year -- weíll be birding by kayak. Bring your own kayak.

  • Sunday, June 4, 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.

  • Friday, June 9, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Puffin Trip, Matinicus Island trip, Maine | ~$100
    If interested contact Justin at Space is limited. More details to come.

Mystery Bird

Scaup - Lesser or Greater?The answer is here

Field Trip Results available on our birdblog