Shorebirds of Popponesset
Stroll the sands of Popponesset Spit in search of terns, endangered piping plovers, and their relatives. In this short stretch of narrow and exposed barrier beach along the southern coast of Cape Cod, you may encounter the ritualized courtship behaviors of roseate terns, see the camouflaged nests of plovers, and observe many shorebird species foraging at low tide. Discover how these diminutive creatures survive the windswept conditions of the spit.
DIRECTIONS: Cross the Cape Cod Canal via the Sagamore or Bourne bridge. Follow the signs to Rt 6 (Mid-Cape Highway). Continue to follow US-6 E / MID-CAPE HWY. Take EXIT 2 toward RT-130 / SANDWICH / MASHPEE. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto MA-130. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto GREAT NECK RD N. Keep LEFT at the fork to continue on GREAT NECK RD N. Enter next roundabout and take 3rd exit onto GREAT NECK RD S. Turn LEFT onto RED BROOK RD. Turn LEFT onto WADING PLACE RD. End at Popponesset Beach Assoc.
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$6 for Members of Mass Audubon & Barnstable Land Trust; $8 for Non-Members
10 AM to 12 noon
Reservations not required. For more information call Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary at (508) 362-7475 x 9355.
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