Recap: Red River Birding Walk–Aug. 19, 2021

Snowy egrets by Gerry Beetham

With wide open views of Nantucket Sound and Red River salt marsh with the barrier beach in between, folks enjoyed exploring the bountiful birding at Red River Beach. Here are the 24 species that guests saw or heard including dozens of snowy egrets in flight. Many thanks to walk leader Peter Trull and photographer Gerry Beetham. Hope to see more folks on our upcoming birding walks!

Mallard  1
Semipalmated Plover  1
Ruddy Turnstone  9
Sanderling  8
Least Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet (Eastern)  6
Laughing Gull  14
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull (American)  6
Great Black-backed Gull  13
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Snowy Egret  51
Glossy Ibis  8     (regular at this location, flock of 5, 2 and 1 single, feeding on mud bank with snowy egrets)
Osprey  1
American Crow  5
Horned Lark  1
Tree Swallow  15
Barn Swallow (American)  20
European Starling  1
Song Sparrow  1