11. The Flats

The Flats

The Morris Island flats in front of you and the Common Flats of North and South Monomoy provide resting and feeding habitat for thousands of migratory birds. The shallow water, sand and mudflats are abundant with food that many birds consume in an effort to store enough energy for their long migration. Can you spot a gull digging for a clam? Or an American Oystercatcher cracking open an oyster shell? How about a tern diving for a small sandlance in the water?