Falls Dam, Barre Falls
discovered by Bart Kamp, Barre Falls has the potential to be a
very good site. From the east, take Route 2 west to Route 68 south
in Gardner. Follow Route 68 through the center of Hubbardston
to Route 62 west. Follow Route 62 west about 3 miles to the entrance
to Barre Falls Dam on the left. About a half mile down on the
left is an unpaved parking lot, which is the hawkwatch site. Restrooms
can be found further down the road, next to the picnic area.
Pilgrim Heights, Truro
The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, in partnership with Eastern
Massachusetts Hawk Watch and with permission from the Cape Cod
National Seashore, conducts a hawk watch at Pilgrim Heights in
hawk watch officially runs from April through May, during the peak
Directions: Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod
National Seashore in North Truro on the east side of Route 6, just
north of the Truro and Provincetown town line. Park in the first
parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail to the second
more information, please contact Melissa Lowe at 508-349-2615 or
National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport
Interstate 95 take exit 57 for Route 113 ( Newburyport). Travel
east on Rte 113 (which becomes Route 1A in Newbury) for a distance
of 3.5 miles to the intersection with Rolfe’s Lane (there is a
traffic light at this intersection) Take a left onto Rolfe’s Lane
and follow to the end of the road which terminates at a stop sign.
Take a right at the stop sign. This is the Plum Island Turnpike /
Water Street, the only access to Plum Island. Follow the Plum
Island Turnpike until you go over the Sgt. Donald Wilkerson
Bridge. After you have crossed the Bridge, take your first right.
This road will lead you directly to the entrance to Parker River
National Wildlife Refuge.
The watch is
conducted from the first parking lot (Parking Lot #1) on your
left after you enter the refuge. Observers will be there (unless
there is inclement weather) on most weekend days, and some
weekdays as well, during the months of April and May.
For more information and/or to be placed on the Plum Island
hawkwatch mailing list, please email the site coordinator, Craig
Jackson - email@example.com