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July 2021

Field Trip: Scarborough Marsh

July 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh Eastern Road

*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…

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August 2021

Field Trip: Pine Point & Environs

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh Eastern Road

*We want to continue to honor the social distancing guidance, which makes carpooling for this longer trip unwise.* Hopefully, we will find the second migrating shorebird wave with this trip. We'll be seeking sandpipers and plovers at this 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. We will meet at the Eastern Road parking area…

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October 2021

Field Trip: Leader’s Choice

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

After combing bird sightings reports the Trip Leader will decide which spot will yield the most interesting finds. Watch this site and Facebook for the meeting place and time. We welcome birders of all skill levels.

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November 2021

Field Trip: Sabattus Pond

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sabattus Pond

*We want to continue to honor the social distancing guidance, which makes carpooling for this longer trip unwise.* 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…

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