Regional News

Check here for the latest news from Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries around the state.

Cape Cod and Islands Events

New York City flooding © Patrick McFall

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 20, 2019

Join us for a screening of Ocean Cities to find out what coastal cities and towns can do to confront the rising sea levels caused by climate change—and discover the mitigation projects some major cities have already implemented.

Atlantic Shortfin Mako ©  Simon Thorrold

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 27, 2019

Join us at Cape Cod Beer to learn about the Cape's fascinating wildlife while enjoying some locally-crafted brews. March's topic is "The Secret Lives of New England Sharks."

Cape Cod and Islands News

Whiteley student holding a model of a sea turtle

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay has been chosen as a beneficiary of the 2019 Seaside Le Mans race! This extraordinary opportunity will help expand our conservation science education programs to underserved children, strengthen existing school programs, and provide new learning opportunities at the sanctuary.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Plastic Free MV students at town meeting © Plastic Free MV
© Plastic Free MV

We recently sat down with a group of 10- and 11-year-old students from the West Tisbury School who launched the group called "Plastic Free MV." Their goal? Banning plastic non-reusable water bottles and soda bottles under 34 ounces on all of Martha’s Vineyard.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

"Birding Without Borders" cover © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
© Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Birding fans know that attempting to complete a Big Year is a highly competitive enterprise. As we learn early in Birding Without Borders, Noah Strycker’s entertaining account of his 2015 International Big Year, this type of adventure is a bird of a different feather. 

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck 2018 Annual Report cover

Felix Neck soared this year, and we want to share some of the accomplishments made possible by our nature community. Find out about our year of learning and teaching, sharing nature, and protecting wildlife in our Annual Report. 

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Raccoon tracks © Rosemary Mosco
Raccoon tracks © Rosemary Mosco

In the winter months, when animal activity seems to be down, you can often find signs of the few animals that remain active on Martha’s Vineyard this time of year—especially in freshly fallen snow. 

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Horseshoe crab in hands

Summer 2018 was an incredible season for the monitoring of our local shorebird, Osprey, and horseshoe crab populations—both in the numbers of these animals recorded as well as in the turnout of dedicated and eager volunteers who led the charge.