Clarry Hill is a hilltop blueberry barren and grassland in Union that attracts birds that prefer a wide open landscape. Most of the hilltop has been conserved by Midcoast Conservancy. This picturesque landscape has stunning views in all directions, and provides significant habitat for a suite of uncommon grassland birds, including Upland Sandpipers, which have been listed as threatened by the state of Maine. Clarry Hill has been regionally renowned as a prime spot for birding for generations, especially during migration season, and nearly 150 species of birds have been observed here.
In winter, Clarry Hill may not have a diverse array of birds, but it attracts notable species including Eastern Bluebird, Snow Bunting, Horned Lark, Lapland Longspur, Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owl, and Snowy Owl.
Trip Leaders Gail Presley and Kate Doiron will meet you at the parking lot at the trailhead at the end of Elmer Hart Lane at 10 am. Dress warmly because this site is exposed to the wind. In case of inclement weather, we’ll reschedule to Sunday, Feb. 25, or cancel if it is a longer weather event. For questions, you can reach Gail Presley at 207-975-5930.