The Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge is an integral part of a nationwide network of 553 refuges maintaining approximately 100 million acres of land and water dedicated to the protection of the nation's wildlife resources. These over 1500 acres of river, wetland and forest are home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and many other animals plus plants, including several threatened or endangered species. The refuge is an important stopover point for migratory birds. Continued on "About Oxbow Nat'l Refuge".
Saturday, August 20 and 27, and Saturday, September 3, 5:30 until dark - Nighthawk Watch Drive toward the end of Still River Depot Road near the entrance to the Oxbow NW Refuge in Harvard, MA. There will be a Nighthawk Watch sign. Park along the road. Bring a chair, binoculars, birding guidebooks, insect repellent, and make yourself comfortable while chatting with others. The total count of nighthawks sighted each evening will become part of the national nighthawk research. Beginning birders to experts welcome! Cancelled in case of rain.
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