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Field Trip: Belgrade Lakes & Bond Brook (Augusta)

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 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 207-563-8439 to find out if the trip is cancelled.

A visit to Belgrade Lakes offers a mix of fresh water and northern hardwood forest species with highlights including black terns, sandhill cranes, purple martins, and many warbler species. Meet at the Belgrade Lakes Boat Launch on Route 27 at 8:00 AM. If you see Hammond Lumber on the left going north you have gone 300-400 yards too far.

The Bond Brook Recreation Area, behind the Augusta airport, has featured nesting prairie warblers for years. Of the 116 species seen at this site, highlights include field and grasshopper sparrows, flycatchers, and brown thrashers.

We welcome birders of all skill levels. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call Trip Leader, Dennis McKenna, at (207) 563-8439 (home) or cell 207-522-2891.


June 1
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Damariscotta Hannaford
469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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