With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season now complete, I’m excited to recap our birding trip to Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge toward the conclusion of last year. The Refuge is part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge System and occupies a peninsula just east of Newport.
Several days of sunshine gave way to showers on the day of our excursion, but our participants braved the weather and we had a successful and enjoyable outing. Our main quarry was the exquisite Harlequin Duck, known to winter along the rocky shoreline of Sachuest – one of the few places in the area where they can be reliably spotted. We did very well finding and viewing these delightful little ducks while also spotting Eiders, Loons, Greebes, Golden Eye Ducks, Bufflehead Ducks and a Red Breasted Merganser. It was a great outing and one that I always enjoy.
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