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September 2022

Field Trip: Pine Point & Environs

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh Eastern Road

We'll be seeking the second wave of sandpipers and plovers at this consistent lure for shorebirds fattening up for the long flight south. This area also offers fine viewing of waterfowl and wading birds. Pine Point is where the Scarborough River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Our intention is to be at Pine Point at 7:30 AM, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Those wishing to carpool from the north will depart Damariscotta Hannaford’s at 5:45 AM. All those carpooling must be…

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Field Trip: Monhegan Island

September 23 @ 6:45 am - 5:30 pm

Join Don Reimer as he seeks south-bound migrants from this famous mid-coast Maine migrant trap. The Monhegan Ferry leaves at 7:00 AM from Port Clyde and returns at 4:30 PM. Attendees must make their ferry reservations in advance. Call the Monhegan Boat Line at 207-372-8848, or reserve online at https://monheganboat.com. Call Dennis McKenna at 207-563-8439 (home) or cell 207-522-2891 with any questions. Monhegan Island is 10-miles off the coast and is a magnet for migrating warblers and other songbirds. We'll…

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October 2022

Field Trip: Popham Beach

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Popham Beach State Park

The sandy beaches at Popham Beach attract sandpipers and plovers during migration; likely waterbirds include eiders, loons, grebes, scoters, and guillemots; the adjacent salt marsh is habitat for herons and egrets; and, the forest edges often result in some warbler species. We will meet at Popham Beach State Park at 9 am. For those coming from the north, we will meet at Damariscotta Hannaford’s at 8 am to carpool. Remember, all carpool participants must be fully vaccinated. We welcome birders…

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Field Trip: Green Point Wildlife Area, Dresden

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Green Point Wildlife Management Area Dresden, ME 04342 United States + Google Map

A former orchard and farm, the wildlife area extends down to the shore of the Kennebec River forming the upper reaches of Merrymeeting Bay. A walk along the well-maintained old road passes through old orchards (often teeming with birds), small ponds and wetlands, and leads to a beautiful pine grove on a peninsula that provides a magnificent, expansive view of the river. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the woodlands, fields, and wild-rice flats of this diverse area.…

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November 2022

Field Trip: Sabattus Pond

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sabattus Pond

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…

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