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August 2019

Field Trip: Scarborough Marsh

August 8 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Scarborough Marsh encompasses Maine’s largest expanse of salt marsh. 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…

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Field Trip: Biddeford Pool & Pine Point

August 22 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

This double header will bring fine viewing of waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds. Biddeford Pool is a big sandy tidal area accessed through Hill’s Beach. Pine Point is where the Scarborough River empties into the Atlantic ocean. We will depart Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am.

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September 2019

Lobster Bake on Hog Island

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hog Island Audubon Camp, 12 Audubon Road
Bremen, ME 04551-3233 United States
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Mid-Coast Audubon invites everyone to its annual lobsterbake fundraiser at Hog Island Audubon camp with members of the Mid-Coast Audubon Board displaying their cooking talents and available to answer bird questions. A $50 per person donation covers boat transportation, a meal of a lobster, clams, potato, corn and onion, all baked over an open fire, plus lemonade, coffee and dessert, and the opportunity to explore the island before or after eating. The boat will depart the Audubon dock, at the…

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Field Trip: Monhegan Island

September 21 @ 6:45 am - 5:30 pm

Monhegan Island is 10-miles off the coast and is a magnet for migrating warblers and other songbirds. We’ll see hawks, falcons, marsh birds, and many seabirds from the boat and shore. A stop at the Monhegan Brewery is a great end to a wonderful day of birding. Reserve your ferry tickets in advance. We will meet at Monhegan Boat Line in Port Clyde at 6:45 am.

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October 2019

Field Trip: Popham Beach, Reid State Park

October 3 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

The sandy beaches at Popham Beach and Reid State Parks 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 depart Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am.

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Field Trip: Green Point Wildlife Area

October 17 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Green Point Wildlife Management Area Dresden, ME 04342 United States + Google Map

A former orchard and farm, the 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 water. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the woodlands, fields, and wild-rice flats of this diverse area. Warblers…

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