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March 27, 2021 – Sachuest Point, RI – Saturday – 8:30 am

Saturday, March 27 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mar 27 , 2021    Sachuest Point, Rhode Island Sat 8:30 am

769 Sachuest Point Rd, Middletown, RI

Sachuest Point Visitor Center Parking Lot

GPS Coordinates 41.479909, -71.243489

If you are looking for colorful, easy to see birds, then Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is the place to be. The refuge is home to the second largest wintering population of harlequin ducks on the Atlantic coast. The harlequins, named after the clowns they resemble, can be seen along the refuge’s rocky shoreline between November and March each year. By scanning the coastline, visitors may also see loons, eiders, and gannets. More than 200 bird species visit the refuge seasonally, and other occasional migrating travelers include the peregrine falcon, northern harrier, as well as snowy and short-eared owls. Walking the nearly 3 miles of trails around Sachuest Point offers visitors the opportunity to experience several habitats where interesting animals and plants can be observed and photographed. The refuge includes 40 acres of salt marsh lands and steep rocky shorelines around the perimeter. Most visitors enjoy year-round birdwatching, and elevated observation platforms along the trails provide unobstructed views of the refuge. A short distance away at Third Beach is our recently restored salt marsh habitat, a new birding “hotspot” and a favorite of birders and non-birders alike

Paul Desjardins    Paul.Desjardins2@gmail.com     860-623-3696

 Trip may be subject to Covid restrictions – contact the trip leader for any updates.

Details

Date:
Saturday, March 27
Time:
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Paul Desjardins
Phone:
860‑623‑3696
Email:
paul.desjardins2@gmail.com

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