Field Trip: Scarborough Marsh
July 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
*We want to continue to honor the social distancing guidance, which makes carpooling for this longer trip unwise.*
Scarborough Marsh encompasses Maine’s largest expanse of salt marsh. This trip we will seek those earliest of migrants, shorebirds from the Arctic tundra, and post-breeding wanderers.
Owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the 3,100 acre estuary comprises tidal marsh, salt creeks, freshwater marsh, and uplands. Waterfowl, egrets, herons, glossy ibis and many species of shorebirds depend on this rich ecosystem for food, a place to rest during migration, and nesting habitat. The marsh is also an excellent spot to find a number of grassland songbirds not commonly found in other parts of Maine, as well as various birds of prey that hunt in the marsh throughout the year. Muskrat, mink, otter, and deer also frequent the wetland.
We will meet at the Eastern Road parking area (Eastern Trail trailhead) at 8 am. We welcome birders of all skill levels. We’ll enjoy a nice lunch out together. 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.