New Bedford Reservoir Professional Review and Guide
"A huge flock of Canada geese greeted us at the access when we revisited New Bedford Reservoir, and many small groups of wood ducks fled before us as we paddled up the channel. In spring, nesting songbirds fill the surrounding area. In July, swamp azalea and swamp rose bloom in profusion along the wooded shore, where green and great blue herons stalk fish and amphibian prey and mute swans eat their fill of abundant aquatic vegetation.
In mid-September, early-migrating blue-winged teal join the resident waterfowl. A highly varied shoreline and many marshy coves provide a haven for all sorts of waterfowl and wetland plants. Don’t expect easy paddling, though. Expect to see: mute swan, Canada goose, wood duck, mallard, great blue heron, green heron."