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Field Trip: Sabattus Pond

November 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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. We require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Join us for a visit to Sabattus Pond as we look over the extensive flocks of south-bound ducks. Sabattus Pond is remarkable in autumn when water levels draw down, exposing extensive mud flats and large concentrations of migrating waterfowl show up. From October until freeze-up, regulars include Mallards, American Black Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Common Goldeneye, Green-winged Teals, American Wigeons, Northern Pintails, Ring-necked Ducks, both species of scaup, and American Coots. We often see some interesting songbirds, and typically raptors.

We’ll meet at the boat ramp at the south end at 8 am. For those wishing to carpool, we’ll depart the Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am.

We typically stop at several sites around the pond to view the whole pond. Participants should dress warmly because Sabattus Pond can be one of the coldest places on earth.

We welcome birders of all ages and skill levels. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call trip leader, Will Brussard, at (207) 837-9520.


November 4, 2023
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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