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At the time of my visit in late September, most of the migratory birds were gone, but there was still an abundance of egrets, ducks, swans and cormorants to be seen in the salt and freshwater marshes on the west and gulls and terns along the beach on the eastern side. And non-migratory songbirds were plentiful among the thickets of bayberry, marsh elder and sweet gale. At this time of year, with a minimum of human visitors, the refuge is quiet and peaceful with beautiful vistas. If you’re a bird and nature lover, definitely make this refuge a stop if you are ever in New England!