Birding With Henry Beston

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

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

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  • 1. Birding with Henry “The peninsula, from an ornithologist’s point of view, is one of the most interesting in the world.”
  • 2. Henry Beston’s Outer Most Haunts
  • 3. Photo Circa 1960
  • 4. Where Would It Be Today?
  • 5. Today’s Outermost House Beach
  • 6. “Enormous population of migrants”
  • 7. Swallows
  • 8. Sharp-tailed Sparrow
  • 9. Autumn
  • 10. Bald Eagle
  • 11. Winter
  • 12. Minister Gull
  • 13. Black Duck
  • 14. “Dipper Duck”
  • 15. Common Eiders
  • 16. Scoters Skunk Coot
  • 17. Murres
  • 18. Dovekie
  • 19. Spring “Beloved birds of the Great Beach, their hearty zest for living”
  • 20. “..terns dominate the beaches”
  • 21. Least Terns “…perhaps the prettiest and most graceful of the summer’s ocean birds.”
  • 22. Piping Plovers “..loveliest musical note”
  • 23. Not Mentioned by Henry?
  • 24. Willet
  • 25. Oystercatchers
  • 26. The Ever Changing Outer Beach
  • 27. Thank You Questions?