South Coast Strolls: Shorebirds and their Habitats (Richmond Pond)
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!
Second in our series is a walk along the shoreline in the Harbor, to Richmond Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. Discover a gem of Acoaxet, as we seek out sandpipers and wrens. Our focus on overwintering sea ducks will continue, as well as what makes up the upland area the pond. We will discuss the difference between saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats, and consider the types of bird life that might call each home.
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. 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 Atlantic Beach Club, where our walk will begin.
Co-hosted by the Westport River Watershed Alliance.