Gretchen Moran Towers and Friend

Watching Bird Behavior…and How it Can Help You to Become a Better Birdwatcher is the program at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, October 9, at 1:30pm.

Gretchen Moran Towers, leader of the popular Tuesday Tweets and Birdwatching for Beginners at the Museum, and Education Coordinator at the Green Briar Nature Center, will be the speaker.

The program, presented by the Friends of CCMNH, is FREE and open to the public. (The Museum itself will be closed on that day.)

If you watch birds, chances are you can tell a robin from a goldfinch by size, color, even shape.  But what about birds that look similar, like a robin and a towhee? A goldfinch and a pine warbler? And what about all those migrating sea birds?

Gretchen will discuss how bird behavior – where they perch, whether they go down or up a tree, if they sit on the tube feeder pulling out seed after seed or scratch through the leaf litter on the ground – provides clues to their identification. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced birder, learning to watch bird behavior can enhance your skills and enjoyment.

Attendees are invited to join the Friends of CCMNH for a Potluck Lunch at 12:30pm.

Want more information? Contact the Friends at