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Field Trip: Evergreen Cemetary/Capisic Pond, Portland

May 22 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Mid-Coast Audubon, emerging from our Covid-dictated inactivity, has decided to recommence spring birding field trips in 2021. There will be safety measures, at least initially. They are as follows:

  • The previously mandated social distancing and mask wearing is required for all attendees.
  • There will be no carpooling unless those wishing to do so have all been fully vaccinated. We will not meet at a central point and carpool to the field trip site, instead will meet at the site.
  • Those participants that have a scope should bring it because sharing of scopes is discouraged.

We will not be eating at restaurants, so trip participants should bring a lunch for all-day trips. In case of inclement weather, people interested in attending should call 207-837-9520 to find out if the trip is cancelled.

Evergreen Cemetary and its surrounding 100-acre forest in Portland is a warbler haven in May, with owls, hawks, ducks, and herons possible at the ponds. We will continue to seek spring migrants at this, historically, one of our most successful field trips. In 2019, we found an excellent variety of warblers including a Kentucky. Thrushes are vocal and common at this time of year. Capisic Pond is Portland’s largest freshwater pond and can turn up orioles, waterbirds, warblers and a variety of songbirds at this 18-acre site.

We welcome birders of all skill levels. We will meet at the back parking area at Evergreen Cemetary, near the turtle pond, at 7:30 am. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call Trip Leader, Will Broussard, at 207-837-9520.


May 22
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Evergreen Cemetary
672 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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