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".
Christmas Bird Count Sunday, December 17, from 8:00 to 2:00pm - rain or shine. If you are an enthusiastic birder, join the Friends of the Oxbow N.W. R. for a day of birding as part of the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is citizens science at its best throughout North, Central and South America. Each year, groups of observers search a given area trying to find as many species and numbers of birds as possible. There are two starting points. One is at the southerly part of the refuge, halfway down Still River Depot Road in Harvard. The other is just north of Rt 2, at the Bill Ashe Pavilion, 80 Hospital Road, Devens. Dress for cold, adverse weather and bring binoculars and lunch/a drink if you wish to stay that long. For more information and to RSVP contact Don MacFarlane at 978-897-7567.
Our Annual New Year's Day Walk Monday, January 1, 2018; 12:00-2:00. Starting point: Parking lot at Still River Depot Road in Harvard.