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, 2014:

    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

  • 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

Mystery Bird
Justin found this interesting bird on the way to work
(Don't tell any hunters!)
Click for answer

Field Trip Results available on our birdblog