Red River Beach Shorebird Field Classes
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. Learn field identification, adaptations, feeding habits, and natural history. Each excursion will likely feature different species as the summer progresses. If least terns are nesting, we will study colonial seabird behavior.
Thursday, July 27th (8-9:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, August 1st (8-9:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, August 8th (8-9:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, August 15th (8-9:30 a.m.)
Monday, August 21st (8-9:30 a.m.)
Monday, August 28th (8-9:30 a.m.)
Each walk is $20 per person.
*Please note that charges for parking will begin at the conclusion of the walk should you choose to extend your visit to Red River Beach.
Photos courtesy of Gerry Beetham.
Peter Trull has been involved in wildlife research and education for over 45 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has written nine books about Cape Cod natural history. Birds of Paradox-The Life of Terns was released in spring 2019 and his most recent book, Cape Cod – Once Around the Sun, released in May, 2023, is a tribute to John Hay and his 1961 classic, Nature’s Year.
Peter has devoted his life to studying and teaching others about birds and bird life. Peter welcomes folks of all birding experience levels to learn about the unique adaptations, life history and habits of each species you encounter.