Field Trip: Whale Watch & Puffin Pelagic

Is that a buoy? Maybe a piece of flotsam? No, it’s a Yellow-nosed Albatross! You never quite know what you’re going to find in the open ocean. Join trip leaders Mael Glon and Jeff Cherry as we embark with Cap’n Fish’s Cruises in search of puffins, shearwaters, storm-petrels, and maybe even an albatross! Join us […]

Field Trip: Weskeag Marsh, S. Thomaston

Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston is one of Maine’s best birding marshes. This 1,300-acre complex features a mix of salt, brackish, and freshwater habitats, including cattails, grasses, potholes, and mud flats. The marsh is nourished by brooks, streams, and rivers, and is bordered by forest, scrubland, and hayfields, offering a diverse environment for birdwatching. Join […]

Field Trip: Weskeag Marsh, S. Thomaston

Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston is one of Maine’s best birding marshes. This 1,300-acre complex features a mix of salt, brackish, and freshwater habitats, including cattails, grasses, potholes, and mud flats. The marsh is nourished by brooks, streams, and rivers, and is bordered by forest, scrubland, and hayfields, offering a diverse environment for birdwatching. Join […]

Field Trip: Weskeag Marsh, S. Thomaston

Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston is one of Maine’s best birding marshes. This 1,300-acre complex features a mix of salt, brackish, and freshwater habitats, including cattails, grasses, potholes, and mud flats. The marsh is nourished by brooks, streams, and rivers, and is bordered by forest, scrubland, and hayfields, offering a diverse environment for birdwatching. Join […]

Field Trip: Rabbit Path at Power Line Crossing, Alna

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 […]

Field Trip: Monhegan Island

Join us for a birding adventure on Monhegan Island, located 10 miles off the coast of Maine. This renowned mid-coast migrant trap is a magnet for migrating warblers and other songbirds. We'll also spot hawks, falcons, shorebirds, and many seabirds from the boat and shore. We’ll be traveling to and from the island using the […]

Field Trip: Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta

Salt Bay Farm 110 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta, United States

Salt Bay Farm is widely viewed as an excellent destination for birding in spring, but it has a lot to offer in fall as well! Join us as we explore this preserve’s varied habitats looking for migrating sparrows, blackbirds, pipits, and warblers. On the right day, this hotspot can yield over 50 species even in […]

Field Trip: Green Point Wildlife Area, Dresden

Green Point Wildlife Management Area Dresden, ME, United States

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 […]

Field Trip: Sabattus Pond

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 attracting large concentrations of migrating waterfowl. From October until freeze-up, regulars include Mallards, American Black Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Common […]