Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again!

Wellfleet Bay Naturalist Christine Harris Bates will present “Birds of Winter” on Tuesday, February 13, at 1:00, at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

The program is part of the monthly meeting of the Friends of CCMNH. It is preceded by a potluck lunch at 12:00 noon, followed by a brief Friends business meeting at 12:45.  “Birds of Winter” will begin at 1:00.

The public is welcome at all or part of the meeting. There is no charge.

Fresh and saltwater ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughout the season, and your feeders are alive with an assortment of songbirds including sparrows and finches. This presentation will provide an overview of the common birds seen on Cape Cod in winter, as well as discuss best bird-feeding practices to attract them to your backyard.

Christine is a naturalist and public programs coordinator with Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Prior to working for Wellfleet Bay, Christine was a Park Ranger at the Cape Cod National Seashore and coordinated and led canoe trips in Nauset Marsh. She has a passion for ornithology and is a skilled birder. Christine is also a native Cape Codder, having grown up in Orleans.

For more information call the Museum at 508-896-3867.