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The Key Wildlife Observation Area

Birding in Massachusetts

The Key Wildlife Observation Area
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
Important Bird Area

Boston, Massachusetts 02128
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation webpage
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation map
Belle Isle Marsh Important Bird Area webpage

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The Key Wildlife Observation Area
Coordinates: 42.3897569, -70.9848479
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About The Key Wildlife Observation Area
The Key Wildlife Observation Area is a 636 foot trail through Belle Isle Marsh Reservation.

About Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
Boston’s last remaining salt marsh offers unique views of plants and wildlife as you follow paths to the observation tower.

Parking is available in the lot inside the entrance gate.
From Belle Isle Marsh Reservation webpage

Belle Isle Marsh is one among several final remnants of salt marsh throughout the Boston Basin. It is located within the Boston city limits and is therefore somewhat unusual. This site contains salt marsh, tidal creek, salt pans, a Common Reed stand, and upland parkland on the periphery of Boston Harbor.

Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and Glossy Ibises feed in salt pans during the breeding season. Migrant shorebirds roost on salt marsh (spring) or in salt pans (fall). This is an urban salt marsh with lively and representative flora and fauna. Used by school groups extensively.
From Belle Isle Marsh Important Bird Area webpage