Birding at Horseneck Beach, Westport, MA
Updated: Jul 6, 2022
An unusually warm and blustery day greeted us at Horseneck Beach State Reservation on Saturday, October 16, 2021. That didn't stop the stalwart young birders in the quest to find cool birds! Despite the wind we were about to find some flocks of sparrows and warblers taking shelter from the elements and stuffing their faces with berries. Yellow-rumped Warblers flew overhead all morning and gave us great chances to learn their distinctive chip calls. While viewing some Great Egrets in the marsh, we saw a young Peregrine Falcon shoot by! It circled back to give us great views. We crossed through the bayberry and beach plums in the dunes to walk along the beach. Along the crashing waves we spotted a few Sanderling and a Semipalmated Sandpiper.
Altogether, we saw 34 different species of birds (eBird Checklist here). We hope you can join us on one of our upcoming events!