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We’re Seeing the Best Birds at Cove Island.

Animals migrate for many reasons, including food availability, climate, reproduction, and time of year. About 20% of the world’s bird species migrate seasonally and SoundWaters’ home at Cove Island Park is an outstanding place to appreciate some of our local migrating birds. Among these species, we often see a small duck known as the bufflehead, which dives to forage for small invertebrates. The hooded merganser is a very dramatic looking duck and the only North American duck that specializes in eating fish. Lastly, we often see flocks of brant geese. Come spring, these species will return north to breed so come see them at Cove Island before they leave.