Bird watchers from New England and beyond flock to Cape Ann to participate in the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend each February. Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds, and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, working with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, plans a weekend full of events for all levels of birders. Expert speakers offer presentations, exhibitors showcase their programs and products, and artists display their art and give demonstrations at the event headquarters at the Elks at Bass Rocks and at other venues in Gloucester.

The Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend is an opportunity for bird lovers of all skill levels to join expert guides on a tour of our birding hot spots – including a sea trip on the 7 Seas Whale Watch boat Privateer IV (weather permitting).

Sponsorship Registration Form

Online Registration

Accommodations and Lodging Specials

January, 31, 2014

Check-in / materials pick-up
3:00 pm

Exhibitor Venue (Open to public)
3:00 – 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception (cash bar)
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Winter Birds of Cape Ann (Presented by : Jim Berry, Essex Co. Coordinator, Mass Breeding Bird Atlas)
5:30 pm

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Coffee, bagels & late check-in
7:00 am

Guided Bus Tours
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Exhibitor Venue (Open to public)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lunch Available for Purchase
12:00 pm

Guided Bus Tour
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Eyes on Owls
2:00 pm

Lecture & Slideshow
4:00 pm

Presented by:

John Nelson, Brookline Bird Club

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Birding Boat Trip: Join Captain Jay Frontiero aboard the Privateer IV for a three hour trip to Stellwagen Bank or around the Cape. (Boat Trip is subject to safe weather and ocean conditions.)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wrap Up & Checklist at the Gloucester House Restaurant.
12:15 pm