North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Trail in summer at North River Wildlife Sanctuary © Ryan Bevans
© Ryan Bevans

North River Wildlife Sanctuary is named for the state-designated Scenic River that winds along its northern boundary. The sanctuary's 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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location2000 Main Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
Phone: 781-837-9400
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly male © Kim Nagy
Eastern Pondhawk © Kim Nagy

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Piping Plovers engaged in courtship behavior on a beach (by Derek Garvey/Mass Audubon)

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Each year, coastal waterbirds such as Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers return to their summer homes on the Massachusetts shoreline. And each year, our Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) team works to protect the habitats that are crucial to the continued recovery of these threatened birds.

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June 26, 2021 (Saturday) 10:00-10:45am
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July 10, 2021 (Saturday) 10:00-10:45am
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