Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Martha's Vineyard

Mass Audubon's Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, 3 miles northwest of Edgartown center, is a birder's paradise, with miles of trails skirting fields, marshes and ponds. Because of the varied habitat, this 194-acre sanctuary harbors an amazing variety of winged creatures, including ducks, oystercatchers, wild turkeys, ospreys and red-tailed hawks. Bring your binoculars.

The sanctuary also offers nature tours, from family kayak trips to marine discovery outings – especially in July and August. See the website for details.

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