Cape Burks is a prominent rock cape, the northwestern seaward extension of McDonald Heights, marking the east side of the entrance of Hull Bay on the coast of Marie Byrd Land. The cape was sighted and mapped from the USS Glacier, January 31, 1962, and was named for Lieutenant Commander Ernest Burks, U.S. Navy, senior helicopter pilot on the Glacier and the first person to set foot on the cape.

1:250,000 scale topographic map of McDonald Heights and Cape Burks.

Russkaya Station was established on Cape Burks by the Soviet Union in 1980.

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  •   This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Burks, Cape". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)

Coordinates: 74°45′S 136°50′W / 74.750°S 136.833°W / -74.750; -136.833