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, 2014:
- FEBRUARY 27
Film screening of "Ordinary Extraordinary Junco". John Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, says about the film, "I've never seen a more exciting demonstration of the fact that absolutely nothing in nature is 'ordinary'." Grab some popcorn and enjoy this exciting film that teaches us that there is no such thing as an ordinary bird.
- MARCH 27
Ellen Jedrey, Assistant Director of MassAudubon's Coastal Waterbird Program, will be speaking on the Roseate Tern. MassAudubon states that 90% of the Northeastern population of Roseate Terns are limited to three islands. Two of the three nest areas are in our own backyard: Bird Island and Ram Island. Learn about this rare, graceful little bird.
- APRIL 24
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 all around expert in the field, will be speaking on sparrow identification.
- MAY 22
This month's topic by Peter Trull is The Symbiotic Relationship between Humpback Whales and Marine Birds. Peter has been involved in research and education for over 35 years with extensive experience with whales and marine birds.
- JUNE 26
TBD. Anything is possible.
Upcoming Walks, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sunday, February 23, 8:00 a.m. --Fairhaven walk with the South Shore Bird Club
Led by Carolyn Longworth and Glenn díEntremont
Meet at the McDonaldís at the intersection of Route 6 and Alden Road at 14 Plaza Way in Fairhaven.
- Sunday, March 9, 7:30 a.m. -- Gooseberry Island, Westport
With a wide range of vegetation and its proximity to the water, Gooseberry offers a great opportunity to view a variety of birds including sea ducks, hawks, and wintering song birds.
- Wednesday, March 19,6:45 p.m. -- Woodcock Walk, location TBD
The amazing call and fluttering of the American Woodcock brings excitement at this time of year. Bring your flashlights for this annual tradition.
- Saturday, March 22, 7:30 a.m. --Little Bay Conservation Area, Fairhaven
A hidden gem in Fairhaven, this spot provides a variety of birds.
- Saturday, April 5, 7:30 a.m. -- Fairhaven Favorites
We'll be exploring some of the best spots in Fairhaven for early migrants including Piping Plovers.
- Sunday, April 27, 7:30 a.m. -- Washburn Park, Marion
We'll be looking for a variety of birds, including Great Blue Heron rookeries (heronries).
- Saturday, May 10, 6:30 a.m. -- Warbler Walk at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Letís see how many warblers and other migrants we can count up at this famous birding landmark. Please email or call Justin if you plan on attending.
- MassAudubon's Bird-a-thon May 16 & 17, 2014
- Sunday, May 18, 7:30-- Nasketucket State Reservation, Mattapoisett
Letís explore the fields and woods of Nasketucket. Warblers, Towhees, Orioles are some of the many popular birds here.
- Sunday, June 8, 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 Blue birds, Bobolinks, warblers, and others.
- June Walk - TBD