Land is divided between NH Audubon’s George Burrows Brookside Sanctuary (land between heron rookery and road) and the Town of South Hampton’s Crosby Conservation Land. A series of swamps and ponds created by beavers with bordering marshy areas, the one closest to the parking area being by far the largest. Heavily wooded away from the swamps and ponds.
Target Birds: Spring/summer/fall birding. Great Blue Heron, Osprey, and Great Horned Owl nest in heron rookery in the swamp. Wood Duck and Mallard common, Hooded Merganser less so. Tree Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, and woodpeckers hang around the swamp. Bordering the swamp, Eastern Phoebe, Winter Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, and other small birds. In the woods, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Red-eyed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and various warblers. During migration season, many other passerines can be found.
Audubon’s Yellow Trail (less than .5 mile long) begins at the parking area, with short Red Trail branching off it. Both end at swamp edge, giving excellent views.