Birding With Henry Beston

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Published on January 10, 2009

Author: wbws



Lecture by Sanctuary Director Bob Prescott to launch celebration of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary's 50th anniversary.

Birding with Henry “The peninsula, from an ornithologist’s point of view, is one of the most interesting in the world.”

Henry Beston’s Outer Most Haunts

Photo Circa 1960

Where Would It Be Today?

Today’s Outermost House Beach

“Enormous population of migrants”


Sharp-tailed Sparrow


Bald Eagle


Minister Gull

Black Duck

“Dipper Duck”

Common Eiders

Scoters Skunk Coot



Spring “Beloved birds of the Great Beach, their hearty zest for living”

“..terns dominate the beaches”

Least Terns “…perhaps the prettiest and most graceful of the summer’s ocean birds.”

Piping Plovers “..loveliest musical note”

Not Mentioned by Henry?



The Ever Changing Outer Beach

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