Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
The Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant is closed to the public and the birdwatching community for the foreseeable future due to concerns expressed by the NH Department of Labor during an inspection. This is very sad news.
The managers are well aware of the significance of the Plant to birders and are very supportive but at the moment there is no choice.
Please respect this closure. The Plant is under a lot of pressure to comply and has no flexibility at the present time.
From Birdwatching in New Hampshire , p. 108.
Potentially interesting most of the year. Ducks, rails, gulls, inland shorebirds. An impressive assortment of migrants for such a small place. Pipits, warblers, sparrows, Marsh Wren. Raptors often fly over.
The Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant is currently closed to the public and to birders.
Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant has 3 sewage treatment ponds, plus one unused pond surrounded by phragmites. The adjacent Squamscott River should also be checked for herons, waterfowl, and Kingfishers. Passerines in shrubs on the perimeter of ponds and in the area in middle behind the office.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
Last updated October 23, 2023