An Evening with Shorebirds, Herons, & Swallows

August 18, 2022 (Thursday) 5:30-8:30pm


Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


David Moon - Coastal Resilience Manager, North Shore






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Experience the magic! Thousands of swallows, herons, and egrets fly in for their evening roost in the expansive marsh of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at sunset, all easily seen from our earth-based vantage point. In the surrounding mudflats, we'll also scan for plovers and sandpipers foraging as they refuel for their next stretch of migration. Just when the evening couldn't get any better, we may hear the serenade of the resident Eastern Whip-poor-will as the sun falls below the horizon.

Thursday, August 18, with David Moon


Tuesday, August 23, with Dave Williams

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at the Hellcat parking lot at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Bring binoculars, a field guide to birds, a chair, and snacks. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and terrain. Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and bug repellant are advised.

Mass Audubon cancellation policy: If you wish to withdraw less than seven days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued. If Mass Audubon cancels the program, you will receive a refund in full.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
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