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Clem Exhibit Education: South Beach Birding
Sponsored by Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Wed, Aug 03, 2011 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet
Audience: All (suitable for children 13 - 18 years)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child free
Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child free
Watch thousands of migrant shorebirds that roost and feed along the middle of this 3+-mile barrier beach. Get close-up views of red knots, sanderlings, black-bellied plovers, semipalmated plovers, and Hudsonian godwits. Piping plovers, American oystercatchers, jaegers, and 4 species of shearwaters may also make an appearance. Rare migrants like curlew sandpiper, marbled godwit, and American golden plover might be spotted. Terns (roseate, Forster's, common, and possibly Arctic and black) gather in great numbers at the end of the summer. Ages 13 and up welcome.
This birding trip begins with a 15-20 minute boat shuttle to South Beach, and involves moderate to slightly difficult walking as we explore several miles of beach and salt marsh. Trip participants meet 30 minutes before the program at Veteran's Field Road in Chatham (directions will be provided) for a Mass Audubon van shuttle to Outermost Harbor Marine where we will board a small vessel.
We welcome birders of all levels on our birding trips. Please note that these trips are designed for those with a specific interest in birds; the naturalist's goal is to help participants find and observe as many bird species as possible.
Instructions and Directions: No restrooms available. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. Bring food and drink, sun/weather protection. Binoculars recommended.
Join the Chatham Historical Society as they celebrate their new exhibit The Raptorís Eye: The Natural World of Robert Verity Clem with some fun bird-based educational programs in partnership with the Massachusetts Audubonís Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary! For more information or to register, please contact Margaret Martin at Mmartin@chathamhistorical.org or at 508-945-2493.
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Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
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For more information, contact:
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 236, State Highway Rte. 6
South Wellfleet, MA 02663