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:

Backyard bird feeding is fun and enjoyable. Learn about different types of bird feeders, bird food, how to attract birds to your feeder, along with entertaining stories from Nasketucket Bird Club members.
Who knew there was a connection between the coffee we drink in the morning and the birds we watch outside? Bill Wilson, of Birds & Beans Coffee knows. Bill will present on neo-tropical migrants and what we can do, including coffee choice, to help bird conservation.
In Massachusetts land conservation is incredibly important for birds, animals, and our open spaces as communities become highly developed. Bob Wilber, Director of Land Conservation for MassAudubon will speak on how MassAudubon is helping protect and conserve land in Massachusetts.
Christmas Bird Count and potluck. Join us for this annual tradition as we count birds for the National Audubon Society. A potluck will follow the count. Lots of fun! Find out more at:

Upcoming Walks, June, 2015:

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, October 10, 7:30 a.m. -- Gooseberry Island, Westport
    With a wide range of vegetation and landscape, Gooseberry offers a great opportunity to view a variety of birds including shorebirds, hawks, and songbirds.

  • Sunday, October 18, 7:30 a.m. -- Long Road, Fairhaven
    A wonderful place to a see a variety of birds.

  • Sunday, November 1, 8:00 a.m. -- Little Bay (& Eel Pond if time permits)
    A hidden gem in Fairhaven, this spot provides a variety of birds.

  • Saturday, November 14, 8:00 a.m. -- Shaw Road/Shaw Farm Trail
    Shaw Road continues to provide one of the few places in the area to see grassland birds such as the Eastern Meadowlark and Horned Lark.

  • Saturday, December 12, Time TBA -- Bird walk with Paskamansett Bird Club at Buttermilk Bay, Buzzards Bay

  • Saturday, December 19 --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!

Henry Z. took a pic of this small white heron with
gray-green legs, gray bill with black tip and no plumes.
We thought we had a Little Blue Heron but the
yellow lores proved it to be an alternately plumaged.....
Mystery Bird

Field Trip Results available on our birdblog