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Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area, Dover

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Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area
Rabbit Road
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
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Strafford County
Dover

Bellamy River WMA, Dover
Coordinates: 43.1454347, -70.8624703
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Tips for birding Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area
East of Back River Road and Piscataqua Road, south of Spruce Lane Extension. Former farms. Many acres of fields. Some forest. Be aware that this area is open to hunting, so dress accordingly.

Parking places: 1) Eastern end of Spruce Lane Extension, (take a left at the apparent “fork” at the end, as the right side is a private driveway). Park by the Bellamy Wildlife Management Area sign. 2) Off Old Garrison Road, which is reached via Rabbit Road. Again, there is a BWMA sign at the parking area.

Birds of Interest
Spring/summer birding. Specialties include Orchard Oriole, Blue-winged Warbler, Cuckoos.

About Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area
Located on the west shore of the Bellamy River between Dover and Portsmouth, the areas consist of various land types, vegetative associations, and wildlife habitats. Prominent natural features include riverside shoreline, tidal creeks, salt, and freshwater wetlands, second-growth woodlands, old fields, and fields with a more recent history of agriculture. The property has two small ponds with earthen dams. There are trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and wildlife watching. Hunting and trapping are permitted.
From Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area webpage