|Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge and Bolton Flats WMA|
The Nahsua and Still rivers wind their way through floodplain hardwoods and along wet meadows and open agricultural fields. Changes in the river courses are marked by small, isolated oxbow ponds. Springtime flooding creates prime conditions for waterfowl and amphibians.
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
|Description: The Merrimack River meets the Atlantic Ocean at Salisbury Beach, creating a rich and dynamic environment for migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, and wintering harbor seals.|
Wildlife to Watch: Spring, fall, and winter are the featured wildlife viewing seasons at Salisbury Beach. Extensive brackish wetlands are visible from the entrance roadway. These wetlands attract migrating black ducks, green-winged teal, and great blue herons. From the boardwalk and viewing platforms, watch the tidal zone along the beach for pectoral, solitary, and least sandpipers as they search for invertebrates in the wet sand. White-winged and surf scoters can be seen flying low over open water or bobbing in loose flocks among the offshore waves. In winter and spring the waters bordering the campground offer prime viewing for harbor seals. These large marine mammals frequently “haul out” on sandbars, rocks, and jetties to rest and bask.
Size: 521 acres
Closest Town: Salisbury
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