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Field Trip: Rabbit Path at Power Line Crossing, Alna

September 7 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

This location looks like many other power line right-of-ways, but has a unique tendency to attract migrating warblers, vireos, and other songbirds in unbelievable numbers (see, for example, this eBird checklist). The trick is to arrive before dawn and be ready with binoculars in hand as migrating warblers fall out of the sky. Once the wave of warblers passes, we’ll walk over to the adjacent blueberry barren and look for birds like Vesper Sparrow and American Pipit.

Directions: This hotspot doesn’t have an exact address, but we recommend navigating to approximately 140 Rabbit Path Rd in Alna, ME 04535, or using the following coordinates: 44.11055, -69.63681. Parking at this site is very limited and we are exploring other nearby parking locations, but we recommend carpooling. Please also note that we may need to change the location of this field trip due to ongoing right-of-way maintenance along this stretch of power lines.

We welcome birders of all ages and skill levels. For more information, please call trip leader Jeff Cherry at (914) 489-7870. To sign up, please send an email to Mael Glon (midcoastfieldtrips@maineaudubon.org) with your name and telephone number.


September 7
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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