National Estuarine Research Reserve
Our Visitor Center is currently open daily from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Please check our calendar for upcoming programs.
Comcast Connects 4K Camera at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for Osprey Enthusiasts, Teachers and Researchers to Observe Birds – the live feed provides wildlife enthusiasts an up-close and personal look at these amazing birds via a live video feed that is available for viewing at www.friendsofmashpeenationalwildliferefuge.org/osprey
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The reserve is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and contains open waters, salt and fresh marshes, barrier beaches, sand dunes, rivers, mixed pine and oak forests, and sandplain grasslands. Waquoit Bay, approximately 825 acres, is the dominant water feature and once supported one of the most diverse estuarine fish communities in the state. Waquoit Bay is still important to commercial and recreational shellfish and finfish fisheries.