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Discover Shorebirds: Sandpipers and Plovers

  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Refuge Rd Newbury, MA, 01951 United States (map)

with Iain MacLeod, Executive Director of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Learn about the migratory sandpipers and plovers as they stop in at New England’s coastal habitats on their southbound migration—which for some consists of a flight across two continents! Travel to Plum Island in Massachusetts for a spectacular show, which should include views of Semipalmated Sandpiper, Dunlin, Red Knot, Whimbrel, Least Sandpiper, Willet, Short-billed Dowitcher, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, maybe a Godwit, and much more! Meet at the first parking lot past the entrance to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at 8:00.

*Note: There is a fee of $5 per car to enter the refuge.  


Earlier Event: July 20
Finding the Fool Hen
Later Event: August 17
Fall Migration: Let the Flood Begin!