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Tips for birding Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant
From Birdwatching in New Hampshire
About Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant
Location: From NH-101, take exit 10 south (towards Exeter) 0.4 miles to about 50 feet past the underpass and turn left into the Exeter Public Works Department. Park near the office. This location is closed to birders on weekdays.
Target birds: Potentially interesting most of the year. Ducks, rails, gulls, inland shorebirds. An impressive assortment of migrants for such a small place. Pipits, warblers, sparrows, Marsh Wren. Raptors often fly over.
Description: 3 sewage treatment ponds, plus one unused pond surrounded by phragmites. The adjacent Squamscott River should also be checked for herons, waterfowl, and Kingfishers. Passerines in shrubs on the perimeter of ponds and in the area in middle behind the office.