Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is a 370-acre refuge for wildlife abutting the 2,274-acre Rumney Marsh in Saugus and Revere. Bear Creek is certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council as both a Wildlife at Work and a Corporate Lands for Learning habitat. For birdwatchers, it has become a fantastic location for finding a variety of resident and winter birds.
Meet at the Wheelabrator plant, 100 Salem Tpke (Rte. 107), Saugus. Drive through the plant gates and park in the parking lot. Please do not drive farther into the property without the group.
Bring binoculars, a field guide to birds, and a scope if you have one. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and terrain. Be prepared to hike three to four miles.
Masks are not required indoors if a county is noted as having moderate or low levels of transmission, but they are required if county levels are high. Otherwise, masks indoors and outdoors are optional.
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.