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, Fall, 2014:

Here's a handy pdf you can print out -- note change for September 27

    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 an allaround expert in the field will be speaking on sparrow identification.

  • OCTOBER 23
    Identifying birds in your backyard or in the field can be a challenge. Justin Barrett, Nasketucket Bird Club president, will be presenting techniques, tips, and challenges on bird identification.

    Birds of Yellowstone. Club member, Alicia Crabbe, will be sharing stories from her experience volunteering over the summer at Lamar Valley Buffalo Ranch one of the most beautiful places in Yellowstone.

    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, Fall, 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

Here's a pdf of the walks -- note change for September 27

  • Sunday, December 7, 8:00 a.m. Morning Duck Walk
    We’ll be searching ponds, rivers, and bays for ducks of all kinds.

  • Saturday, December 20 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! Learn more at:

Mystery Bird
The gray/green- headed bird with a white
stripe is an American Wigeon.
How 'bout the one with a red head
and buffy stripe? (now in Fairhaven)

Field Trip Results available on our birdblog