Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Meadow of Butterfly Weed in full bloom at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary is a place for everyone, protecting the habitats, wildlife, and spectacular views for which Martha’s Vineyard is renowned. Four miles of trails through woodlands, meadows, ponds, salt marsh, and along shorelines allow for exploration, discovery, and quiet contemplation. 

Location: 100 Felix Neck Drive, Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508-627-4850
Hours: Mon–Fri 9 am-4 pm; Sat 9 am-2 pm; closed Sun • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Eastern Chipmunk with a dried leaf in its mouth in autumn © Suzanne Hirschman
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Sanctuary News & Events

Jacob Gurney was an intern during summer 2021 at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

After receiving a 2021 Martha's Vineyard Vision Fellowship, Jacob Gurney decided to spend his summer working at Felix Neck. "It's a place that I have loved since I was a kid and camper, and it represents what I care deeply about on this island."

Preschooler watching a fuzzy caterpillar on a leaf at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

For four months of the year, one of our volunteers birds at the sanctuary daily in a practice called patch birding. This idea resonates with me—going deeply into a place, knowing it, appreciating it, and caring for it.

Piping Plover searching a beach with children playing the background

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Every year during the summer breeding season, Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) conducts shorebird nest monitoring field studies on both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Here's a look at the 2021 season results from both locations.

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