Documenting Over 50 Species of Birds at Broad Cove

Lesser Yellowlegs

Photo Credit: Tyler Mansfield

July 20, 2022

This spring, a small group of birders took to Broad Cove in Aquebogue to document migratory birds. From three separate visits, they spotted over 50 different bird species including the rare Broad-Winged Hawk, Bald Eagle, and multiple warblers.

Every year, Keith Klein conducts a survey of migrating spring warblers for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. After the Trust’s purchase of Broad Cove, a 100-acre waterfront parcel on Flanders Bay, this Winter, he reached out to conduct his survey there. Including 25 acres of tidal wetlands and 8,000 feet of shoreline, the site was found to be, “an important stopover for migrating birds and great habitat for local breeders!”

Full reports from each survey can be found on Cornell’s Ebird.


Greater Yellowlegs

Photo Credit: Tyler Mansfield

Access to Broad Cove is limited while the Trust works on a management plan for the site. Special permission was granted for this study. For more information about our preserves contact Matt Swain, Director of Stewardship and Geographic Information Systems,

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