Everyone is welcome to join us for first meeting of the season of the Cape Cod Bird Club, Monday, September 10th, at 7 PM at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Route 6A in Brewster.
Our exciting season of talks and discussion about all things birding kicks off with Jake McCumber- who will speak about “Birds of Camp Edwards: Army Conservation on the Upper Cape"
Camp Edwards is the primary training site for the MA Army National Guard and the dominant portion of Joint Base Cape Cod—a 22,000 acre military base on Upper Cape Cod. The mosaic of regionally and globally rare pine barrens and sandplain grasslands makes Camp Edwards an important conservation area with a rich bird community. Jake will discuss bird monitoring efforts and results, habitat management, and how it all integrates with Army training.Jake is the Natural Resources Manager for the MA Army National Guard, based at Camp Edwards. His career as a conservation biologist has included working for multiple state and federal agencies in Wyoming, Texas, and Massachusetts. This has provided a breadth of management and ecological experience as well as a chance to work with a lot of amazing birds and people.
Cape Cod Bird Club meetings are free and open to all.
Also, plan to join us for an exciting morning Paddling Nauset Marsh – Eastham
Stefanie Paventy, [email protected] or 203-415-1956 – Saturday, September 22, 8 AM
Grab your kayak or canoe (or rent one) and paddle with us while we find the birds of Nauset Marsh. We’ll head toward the beach where there is a flat that shorebirds and terns like to hang out. You must have a life jacket to participate in this fun activity. Because we will be in the sun for a long time, please bring plenty of sunscreen and water. Please meet at Hemenway Landing in Eastham.