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Harwich Parade Photos

September 12, 2021

Lots of smiles and cheerful celebration accompanied the Harwich Hometown Parade as hundreds of folks lined local streets to enjoy the revelry on a breezy sunny Sunday. More than 50 floats, fire engines, antique cars, and other parade vehicles made their way from Harwich Port along Route 28, up Doane Road, onto Sisson Road, and…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Sept. 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

You never know what you’ll encounter on these walks and birding Red River Beach today was a true testament, especially with views of the red-tailed hawk, a variety of shorebirds, five gull species, and many others. Glad you were able to see 19 species today. Many thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 31, 2021

September 1, 2021

It’s a great way to start the day by discovering the diversity of migratory and resident birds of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound. Year-round species depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter. Cape Cod is also a migratory stopover for shorebirds like sandpipers, terns, plovers, and other species flying from…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

Today’s sunny morning offered a chance to explore birding the shoreline and salt marsh of the Red River estuary that flows to Nantucket Sound. Here are the 22 species that you as birders of all experience levels saw and heard today. Many thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry Beetham.  Mourning Dove  6…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 24, 2021

August 24, 2021

We’re so glad you ventured out on your birding walk with Peter Trull at Red River Beach on Nantucket Sound. You saw or heard 20 species including shorebird, songbird, and waterfowl species listed below. Many thanks to Peter as walk leader, author, and naturalist as well as photographer Gerry Beetham. Enjoy Gerry’s photo gallery below.…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

With wide open views of Nantucket Sound and Red River salt marsh with the barrier beach in between, folks enjoyed exploring the bountiful birding at Red River Beach. Here are the 24 species that guests saw or heard including dozens of snowy egrets in flight. Many thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 17, 2021

August 17, 2021

Birding on Red River Beach seems to always delight with diversity and dependability. Guests observed 23 different species listed below. Many thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry Beetham. All birding experience levels are always welcome on these fun and informative walks! Mallard  2 Mourning Dove  3 Semipalmated Plover  1 Ruddy Turnstone  2…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 12, 2021

August 12, 2021

What a treat to discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with author and naturalist Peter Trull at Red River Beach in South Harwich. Cape Cod is a migratory stopover for shorebirds like sandpipers, terns, plovers, and other species flying from the Arctic tundra to their southern wintering…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 10, 2021

August 10, 2021

It was another banner day for birding at Red River Beach on Nantucket Sound. Among the 28 species seen today was a Hudsonian whimbrel (pictured). Many thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry Beetham. Interested in more birding walks? Watch your HCT eNews for upcoming dates. Canada Goose  1 Mourning Dove  2 Semipalmated…

Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 7, 2021

August 7, 2021

Wow! What a stellar morning to explore the bountiful birding at Red River Beach on Nantucket Sound. Here are the 26 species you saw or heard today. Big thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry Beetham.  Mourning Dove  1 Semipalmated Plover  1 Whimbrel (Hudsonian)  1 Ruddy Turnstone  16 Sanderling  35 Semipalmated Sandpiper  9…

Hinckleys Pond Association Event: July 31, 2021

August 3, 2021

Support is growing to preserve 31 acres in the watershed to Hinckleys Pond at the headwaters of the Herring River. About 80 members of the Hinckleys Pond Association gathered on the land with Harwich Conservation Trust’s (HCT) staff and president during the sunny afternoon of July 31st to raise funds for this priority watershed land-saving…

Discover the Cape Cod Shore

July 28, 2021

To reserve for this walk, please email your first and last name(s) and your phone number to: events@harwichconservationtrust.org. The walk is free, but space is limited, so advance reservation is required. About this walk: Are you curious about what you find and see on your beach walks? Ever wonder why salt marshes are so important?…