About Marblehead Neck
It's not uncommon to spot unusual birds at Marblehead Neck, located in the center of a peninsula that extends into Massachusetts Bay. Its swamp, thickets, and woodlands are a haven for migratory birds—especially warblers—during the spring and fall migrations.
Managed by Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Risley Road, Marblehead, MA
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Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated
- Black-crowned Night-Herons in early spring or sunning Painted Turtles.
- Rocky outcropping uphill on the Warbler Trail, a good area to scan for birds in the trees below and the sky above.
- Migrating songbirds resting in the trees during spring and fall.
- Seasonal walks and programs conducted through Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.