birding for beginners

  • “What bird is THAT?!” The Cape Cod Bird Nerd teaches tips to fine tune your bird identification skills.
  • 60 minutes
  • $ 150

bird & nature walks

  • A nature exploration in search of seeing, hearing and identifying birds in their native & migratory habitats. A unique walking and talking adventure.
  • 90 minutes
  • $ 250

your yard birds

  • Learn to identify native and migratory bird species that live in, live nearby and visit your own yard from a personalized consult with the Cape Cod Bird Nerd at your home.
  • 60 minutes
  • $ 150

nest box painting

  • A relaxing creative time painting a nest box while discussing bird species who are attracted to these structures. Includes nest box placement instructions.
  • Minimum – 5 participants
  • Maximum – 10 participants
  • 60 minutes
  • $ 40 / per participant

bird & nature STEAM learning

  • These experiences are customized by age, interest & need
  • Science: ornithology, biology, conservation, ecology
  • Technology: citizen science, ebird
  • Engineering: nest building, birdoculars, bird feeders
  • Art: coloring, drawing, painting
  • Math: bird feeders, sorting, wingspans
  • 90 minutes
  • $ 150

inquire about an experience

  • Cape Cod Bird Nerd features customized experiences for preschools, schools and for bird nerds aged very young, to not-so-young-anymore.

what others say about gretchen

I’ve known Gretchen for 4 years, and worked with her for two summers. She is passionate, unique, kind, engaging, thoughtful, and intelligent. Her attention to detail and energy on bird walks and lessons never fail to engage the whole group. Her excitement and knowledge inspire curiosity in all ages, children and adults! I highly recommend the Cape Cod Bird Nerd!

Madeline G.

With the birds so active these days I could listen to you for hours! Talking to them and telling us what they are up to … and with whom! Or with which one!


Just awesome


I love Blue Jays and I like Robins a lot

4yr old Caela
If you or someone you care about is a nature lover, check out The Cape Cod Bird Nerd’s website.  My boys have grown up knowing and loving Gretchen, appreciating her for her sense of humor, love of creatures, responsibility to the environment, and general silliness.
Her tours are informative and fun.
Lori F.

When it comes to nature and birds, Gretchen is very knowledgeable and passionate. I worked with Gretchen at Scargo, we always took the kids on bird walks and did follow-up fun activities afterwards. Her lessons are very engaging and provide hands-on learning which is great for children.

Emily C.

Looking for something fun and different to do this summer? Check out my friend Gretchen and her amazing knowledge of birds.  I call her regularly with questions ❤️ about what I see around the Cape.

Susan G.