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August 2020

Field Trip: Scarborough Marsh

August 1 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Scarborough Marsh encompasses Maine’s largest expanse of salt marsh. This trip we will seek those earliest of migrants, shorebirds from the Arctic tundra. 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…

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Field Trip: Pine Point & Scarborough Marsh

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

Hopefully, we will find the second migrating shorebird wave with this double header. We'll be seeking sandpipers and plovers at this lure for shorebirds seeking to fatten up for the long flight south. These areas also offer fine viewing of waterfowl and wading birds. Pine Point is where the Scarborough River empties into the Atlantic ocean. Scarborough Marsh encompasses Maine’s largest expanse of salt marsh. We will depart Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am. We welcome birders of all skill levels. We'll enjoy…

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