Field Trip: Pemaquid Point
January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visiting Pemaquid Point is like going out to sea, but without a boat. The peninsula is long and relatively narrow, extending well out in the Atlantic ocean, which explains why it is such a great place for viewing seabirds. We’ll meet at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse parking lot in Bristol at 8:00 am. There may be a parking fee. Participants should dress for cold and windy weather. Winter precipitation will result in cancellation.
From the lighthouse, expect to see Great Cormorants, Black Guillemots, Common Eiders and Longtailed Ducks. Previous trips have yielded Razorbills, Purple Sandpipers, Rough-legged Hawks, Black-legged Kittiwakes and Iceland Gulls. eBird reports that 203 species have been seen at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse! For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call the Trip Leader, Don Reimer at (207) 701-1063.
All are welcome! You don’t need to be an Audubon member or have advanced birding skills to join us. We simply hope to instill interest in the natural world through an understanding of how birds live and thrive in our area.
Continuing in 2023, we require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.