Venture to

Cape Cod  & Rhode Island

Black-bellied Plover by Simon Thompson

October 6-11, 2024


Your place on this Venture is reserved with your completed registration and deposit of $500/person are submitted. Deposit may be made via the ‘book now’ button above, or by contacting the Ventures office. We accept credit cards for an additional fee (2.9% for MC, Visa, Discover; 3.9% for AmEx), but you may also pay by bank transfer via our website. If paying by cash, check, or money order (payable to ‘VENTURES BIRDING’), please mail in your payment with a paper registration form to PO Box 1095, Skyland, NC 28776, or contact our office. This Venture is limited to 10 participants.

Cost of Cape Cod Venture $1,995 per person based on double occupancy from Providence, RI (Single supplement $400) Price includes: Transportation by van, all accommodation, breakfasts, lunches & dinners, entry fees, information packet & bird checklist, and guide/leader service throughout Not included: Airfare to/from Boston, Alcoholic beverages, laundry and other items of a personal nature

This tour will take us on an extensive exploration of Cape Cod and Southern Rhode Island. Cape Cod juts far out into the Atlantic from the Massachusetts mainland as such, has some of the best seabird watching on the East Coast. Cory’s, Great, Manx, and Sooty Shearwaters, and Parasitic & Pomarine Jaegers will all be possible, and we may encounter a few surprises as well. In addition, fall is a great time to visit these areas to look for a selection of southbound raptors, songbirds, and shorebirds as well as a variety of winter specialties as they start to settle in, like Black-legged Kittiwake, Iceland Gull, Long-tailed Duck, and more.

Our five-night tour begins with a few days exploring the Cape’s barrier beaches, salt marshes, and maritime forests. These unique habitats will hold a good mix of resident species, wintering birds, and fall migrants. Cape Cod is also home to some very charming villages that are as fascinating to explore as are the unique landscapes. We will stop at the famous Birdwatcher's General Store in Orleans to chat about birds and see the latest in birding gear. We finish on the southern Rhode Island coast, which recently has been on a hot streak with rarities such as Common Cuckoo, Little Stint, and Terek Sandpiper. You never know what you might find in the country’s smallest state!

Some of the Birds We Hope to See

Brant, Common Eider, Harlequin Duck, Surf & White-winged Scoters, Northern Gannet, Black-bellied Plover, Great, Manx, Cory’s Shearwaters, Black-legged Kittiwake, Razorbill, Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, Manx Shearwater, Cory’s Shearwater, Great Cormorant, Long-tailed Duck, Ruddy Turnstone, American Kestrel, Lapland Longspur, Horned Lark, American Pipit and many more.