Monomoy Bird Observatory was founded in 2011 as a fall migration songbird banding station located at the lighthouse on South Monomoy, Chatham, Massachusetts. Over the last four years we have expanded this operation to include visual counts of diverse groups of migrating seabirds, shorebird and ducks.

In 2014, we were proud to reopen the historic Austin banding station on Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Our goal is to better understand and protect the birds living on and passing through Cape Cod, share in their lives with the public, all while proudly participating in the rich history and vibrant future of ornithological research in the area. Learn more about our projects!