Walks & Events


Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: July 27, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on summer mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the summer progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Common tern by Peter Trull.


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: July 29, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: July 30, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on summer mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the summer progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Semi-palmated sandpiper by Peter Trull.


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Storms, Shipwrecks & Rescues National Seashore Walk


Jason shipwreck hct credit CCNS Date: July 31, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 1, 2021
Time: 10:00 - noon
Meeting Place: Eastham, National Seashore (directions included with your reservation confirmation email)
Leader: Don Wilding
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 30

Cosponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, join historian and author Don Wildling for an interpretive guided walk along the Nauset Marsh Trail on Saturday, July 31st to explore the coastal storms, historic shipwrecks, and daring rescues along the Outer Beach of Cape Cod.

Travel across more than three centuries to hear about historic shipwrecks and rescues, ranging from the wreck of the Sparrow Hawk on Nauset Beach in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984. Wilding, author of three books about Cape Cod history, including the upcoming “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” will also explore some of the dramatic storms from the “Portland Gale” of 1898 to the Blizzard of ’78,” and their effects on the shifting sands of the Outer Beach.


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: August 5, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 6, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Sanderling photo by Peter Trull.


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Henry Beston & The Outermost House National Seashore Walk


dw salt pond Date: August 7, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 - noon
Meeting Place: Eastham, National Seashore (directions included with your reservation confirmation email)
Leader: Don Wilding
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 30

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. On this walk overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Great Beach, Wilding tells the story of how and why Beston, an ambulance driver in World War I, came here, what he experienced during his “year on the beach,” and how “The Outermost House” became a National Literary Landmark before it was swept away by the sea in the “Blizzard of ’78.”


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: August 10, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 11, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Greater yellowlegs photo courtesy of Sarah E. Devlin.


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: August 12, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 13, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Semi-palmated sandpipers photo courtesy of Sarah E. Devlin.


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Storms, Shipwrecks & Rescues National Seashore Walk


Date: August 14, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 - noon
Meeting Place: Eastham, National Seashore (directions included with your reservation confirmation email)
Leader: Don Wilding
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 30

Cosponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, join historian and author Don Wildling for an interpretive guided walk along the Nauset Marsh Trail on Saturday, Aug. 14th to explore the coastal storms, historic shipwrecks, and daring rescues along the Outer Beach of Cape Cod.

Travel across more than three centuries to hear about historic shipwrecks and rescues, ranging from the wreck of the Sparrow Hawk on Nauset Beach in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984. Wilding, author of three books about Cape Cod history, including the upcoming “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” will also explore some of the dramatic storms from the “Portland Gale” of 1898 to the Blizzard of ’78,” and their effects on the shifting sands of the Outer Beach.


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


American oystercatcher Date: August 17, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Oystercatcher photo courtesy of Sarah E. Devlin.


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: August 19, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 20, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Driving directions to the starting point will be included with your reservation confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Ruddy turnstone photo courtesy of Sarah E. Devlin.


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Henry Beston & The Outermost House National Seashore Walk


Don Wilding leads a group on a walk in the National Seashore by Nauset Marsh. Photo by Vince DeWitt Date: August 21, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 - noon
Meeting Place: Eastham, National Seashore (directions included with your reservation confirmation email)
Leader: Don Wilding
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 30

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. On this walk overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Great Beach, Wilding tells the story of how and why Beston, an ambulance driver in World War I, came here, what he experienced during his “year on the beach,” and how “The Outermost House” became a National Literary Landmark before it was swept away by the sea in the “Blizzard of ’78.”


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


American oystercatcher Date: August 24, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 25, 2021
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Directions will be included with your confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

American oystercatcher by Sarah E. Devlin.


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: August 26, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 27, 2021
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Directions will be included with your confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Ruddy turnstone by Sarah E. Devlin.


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Storms, Shipwrecks & Rescues National Seashore Walk


Jason shipwreck hct credit CCNS Date: August 28, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: August 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 - noon
Meeting Place: Eastham, National Seashore (directions included with your reservation confirmation email)
Leader: Don Wilding
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 30

Cosponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, join historian and author Don Wildling for an interpretive guided walk along the Nauset Marsh Trail on Saturday, Aug. 28th to explore the coastal storms, historic shipwrecks, and daring rescues along the Outer Beach of Cape Cod.

Travel across more than three centuries to hear about historic shipwrecks and rescues, ranging from the wreck of the Sparrow Hawk on Nauset Beach in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984. Wilding, author of three books about Cape Cod history, including the upcoming “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” will also explore some of the dramatic storms from the “Portland Gale” of 1898 to the Blizzard of ’78,” and their effects on the shifting sands of the Outer Beach.


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Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull


Date: August 31, 2021
Inclement Weather Date: September 1, 2021
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Directions will be included with your confirmation email.
Leader: Peter Trull
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 12

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on August mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the month progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Short-billed dowitchers by Sarah E. Devlin.


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Past Events

Storms, Shipwrecks & Rescues National Seashore Walk

Date: July 31, 2021

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Cosponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, join historian and author Don Wildling for an interpretive guided walk along the Nauset Marsh Trail on Saturday, July 31st to explore the coastal storms, historic shipwrecks, and daring rescues along the Outer Beach of Cape Cod.

Travel across more than three centuries to hear about historic shipwrecks and rescues, ranging from the wreck of the Sparrow Hawk on Nauset Beach in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984. Wilding, author of three books about Cape Cod history, including the upcoming “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” will also explore some of the dramatic storms from the “Portland Gale” of 1898 to the Blizzard of ’78,” and their effects on the shifting sands of the Outer Beach.

Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull

Date: July 29, 2021

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Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on summer mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the summer progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Semi-palmated sandpiper by Peter Trull.

Red River Beach Birding Walk with Peter Trull

Date: July 27, 2021

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Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT), discover migratory and resident bird species of the shore, salt marsh, and Nantucket Sound with Peter Trull on summer mornings 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 grounds. Year-round species also depend on our seaside habitats to find food and shelter.

Participants will learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the summer progresses. All experience levels welcome, so bring binoculars and enjoy your birding adventure.

Common tern by Peter Trull.

Henry Beston & The Outermost House National Seashore Walk

Date: July 24, 2021

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Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. On this walk overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Great Beach, Wilding tells the story of how and why Beston, an ambulance driver in World War I, came here, what he experienced during his “year on the beach,” and how “The Outermost House” became a National Literary Landmark before it was swept away by the sea in the “Blizzard of ’78.”

Storms, Shipwrecks & Rescues National Seashore Walk

Date: July 17, 2021

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Cosponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust and Eastham Conservation Foundation, join historian and author Don Wildling for an interpretive guided walk along the Nauset Marsh Trail on Saturday, July 17th to explore the coastal storms, historic shipwrecks, and daring rescues along the Outer Beach of Cape Cod.

Travel across more than three centuries to hear about historic shipwrecks and rescues, ranging from the wreck of the Sparrow Hawk on Nauset Beach in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984. Wilding, author of three books about Cape Cod history, including the upcoming “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” will also explore some of the dramatic storms from the “Portland Gale” of 1898 to the Blizzard of ’78,” and their effects on the shifting sands of the Outer Beach.

May 29th Outermost House National Seashore History Walk

Date: May 29, 2021

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Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join local historian and writer Don Wilding for this journey to “the earth and outer sea” of Henry Beston, author of the Cape Cod literary classic, “The Outermost House.” Beston’s book, published 90 years ago, captured the essence of Cape Cod’s “Great Beach” and served as an inspiration for the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore. On this walk overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Great Beach, Wilding tells the story of how and why Beston, an ambulance driver in World War I, came here, what he experienced during his “year on the beach,” and how “The Outermost House” became a National Literary Landmark before it was swept away by the sea in the “Blizzard of ’78.”

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