South Coast Strolls: Shorebirds and their Habitats (Cherry And Webb)
Join the Westport Land Conservation Trust and the Westport River Watershed Alliance as we explore South Coast ecosystems in search of birds, plants, and other wildlife!
Flyer photo: Sanderling, by Kim Botelho
Our Shorebird Strolls will be a series of walks at a different coastal location in October and November. These walks will identify birding hotspots around Westport with various features that entice different kinds of bird life to each. Although we will endeavor to keep to the most accessible trails at each walk, we will also use coastal access trails to reach the shore and see what shorebirds, sea ducks, and other species might be stopping over in our South Coast habitats.
This is the final in our series of walks exploring the birds and habitats of the South Coast shoreline. We will focus on the ecology of the dunes and how the upland area creates a habitat for some of the songbirds who will spend the winter here (chickadees and titmice, white-throated sparrows) while the coastal area provides a habitat for gulls and sea ducks.
We recommend bringing a comfortable pair of shoes that can handle shoreline walking, as well as optics such as a camera and/or binocular, and a water bottle.
Parking for this event will be at the Cherry and Webb Beach parking lot, where we will be meeting.