Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Bird Walk & Talk


This December, Phil will present four fascinating programs on the world of birds. Following the presentations, he will lead a guided bird walk on the Wing Island Trail. Please dress for the weather.

Naturalist Phil Kyle has been birding for over 40 years, has written a column on birds for the Cape Cod Times, Director of Education for South Shore Natural Science Center, past Head Naturalist at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich. He taught Biology at Barnstable High School and graduated from Cornell University.

Tickets: $20/per person call 508.896.3867 x133 to register.

Does not include Museum Admission


Thursday, December 2nd - Winter Residents and Migrants

Survival in harsh conditions make bird adaptions for winter unbelievable; finding available food; torpor, in some cases, to survive cold; sleeping locations and insulating behavior in response to cold.

Thursday, December 9th - Winter Bird Friendly Plants

Birds and wildlife only survive because of nature’s bounty. Learn about the plants that provide sustenance during harsh weather.

Thursday, December 16th - Amazing Behavior of Common Birds

Whether distinguishing male from female with ultraviolet vision, singing to defend their yards, or to attract females, you will find the way they act astounding once the secrets are revealed.

Wednesday, December 29th - Pelagic Birds: Out at Sea and Out of Mind

Pelagic birds, or seabirds, are unique! Learn about their special characteristics and where you can see them on Cape Cod beaches.