North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary, named for the state-designated Scenic River that winds along its northern boundary, serves as the base for South Shore Sanctuaries (which includes Daniel Webster and North Hill Marsh). Its fields, oak forest, and salt marsh attract a wide variety of birds and seals are often visible from the riverside platform. Programs and summer camp take place in and around the historic building. 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.

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Upcoming Programs

September 8, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Nature is right in our backyard. Through nature walks, stories, songs, and crafts, discover New England...
September 12, 2015 8:00am - 11:30am
Discover the diversity of birds in some of our favorite birding hot spots. Transportation will be provided...
September 12, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
This fall, the North River Arts Society and Mass Audubon’s North River Sanctuary will collaborate...
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School Programs

Bring your students to North River Wildlife Sanctuary! We offer a multitude of educational and fun nature-based programs for students. Learn More

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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