Manomet Bird Observatory

Manomet Bird Observatory

Stage Point Road Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

Official Website

Tips for Birding

Follow directions to 125 Manomet point Road, which should lead you to a white Manomet sign and a gravel entrance road. Parking and informational kiosk are located about 200 yards down the gravel entrance road. The kiosk highlights trails that are available to the public, including several interpretive signs that highlight Manomet's habitat management practices.

Birds of Interest

Manomet (MBO) is an exciting birding location anytime of year. The area is excellent during spring migration, especially during the month of May. Also, the field and edge habitat on the farm portion of the property is an excellent place to look for vagrants in the fall. Many notable rarities have been found here in the past, including several Western Kingbirds, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Flycatcher, four Bell's Vireos, three Western Tanagers, Varied Thrush, Townsend's Solitaire, two MacGillivray's Warblers, and Black-throated Gray Warbler. Make sure to walk all the way to the bluff and garden to check out the waterbirds on Cape Cod Bay. 

About this Location

Manomet uses science and collaboration to strengthen bird migration routes, coastal ecosystems, and working lands and seas across the Western Hemisphere. For over 50 years, we have formed vital partnerships with businesses, producers, and educators, to help nature and local communities thrive.

We use individual birds or species to better explain the threats to shorebirds and show you the wider impact of our work. But our work doesn’t stop there. We have always believed that education is a big part of creating long-term change. This is why we strive to inspire, mentor and guide educators and students, especially within underrepresented communities, to create the next generation of conservationists.

Notable Trails

There is an informational kiosk at the front of the property that highlights trails available to the public. There is also a wheelchair accessible trail that leads to a wildlife viewing blind over a restored cranberry bog. 


  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Roadside viewing

  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website and Alan Kneidel

Last updated November 20, 2023