Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary

Miles of trails that traverse grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands await birders, families, nature lovers, artists, and photographers at Daniel Webster. Wildlife from shorebirds and turtles to muskrats and mink can be viewed from observation blinds and boardwalks, while the sizeable grassland provides crucial habitat for birds such as the eastern meadowlark, Savannah sparrow, and bobolink. Read More

Sanctuary News & Events

Sue MacCallum and Joseph G. Salah, Board Member of the Salah Foundation, celebrate the opening of the Sensory Trail

Mass Audubon has been working to make nature available to visitors of all abilities—and Marshfield’s North River Wildlife Sanctuary is no exception. Thanks to the generosity of the Salah Foundation, a new Sensory Trail was created over the past year and opened on June 25.

Mama kestrel feeds her babies the remains of a mouse © Linda Fuller
Mama kestrel feeds her babies the remains of a mouse © Linda Fuller

Each spring as birds start to migrate through, we see American kestrels feeding and perching around Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. In 2014 we installed 9 nesting boxes thought to be sized perfectly for them. We started to suspect there was a nest inside in late May when there were two birds hanging around.

Readers Choice Award 2015

Many thanks to our loyal supporters for all your votes in the Wicked Local Readers Choice 2015 contest. Your efforts paid off - for the second year in a row, North River Nature Camp received the Bronze Award in the South Region!

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    Program Catalog

    The nearby North River Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone. Find a program