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January 2023

Field Trip: Pemaquid Point

January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pemaquid Point lighthouse, 3115 Bristol Rd
Bristol, ME 04558 United States
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Visiting Pemaquid Point is like going out to sea, but without a boat. The peninsula is long and relatively narrow, extending well out in the Atlantic ocean, which explains why it is such a great place for viewing seabirds. We'll meet at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse parking lot in Bristol at 8:00 am. There may be a parking fee. Participants should dress for cold and windy weather. Winter precipitation will result in cancellation. From the lighthouse, expect to see Great…

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February 2023

Field Trip: South Coastal Area of Maine

February 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us as we focus on the Ogunquit area and north including the Cliff Walk at Marginal Way and the Cliff House resort. The Cliff House offers sweeping ocean views that make for wonderful sea birding. A footpath along the rocky shoreline near Perkins Cove offers extensive views where ducks and seabirds can be readily observed. We typically see Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers and a variety of vociferous Scoters. Dress warmly! We will meet at the Perkins Cove parking lot…

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March 2023

Field Trip: Biddeford Pool and Environs

March 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
East Point Sanctuary, Lester B. Orcutt Blvd.
Biddeford, ME United States
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Common Eider by NRCM

This trip will bring fine viewing of sea birds, raptors, and early migrants. Historically, this area has had wintering Snowy Owls. Biddeford Pool is a big sandy tidal area accessed through Hill's Beach. Additional nearby location options include Pine Point where the Scarborough River empties into the Atlantic ocean, and Scarborough Marsh, Maine's largest expanse of salt marsh. For those coming from the north who are interested in carpooling, we will meet at the Damariscotta Hannaford parking lot at 6:30…

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April 2023

Field Trip: Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta

April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd.
Damariscotta, 04543 United States
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Join us as we seek early migrants at the Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta. we'll walk the meadow looking for Savannah Sparrows and Bobolinks, scan the pond for ducks and geese, investigate the forest edges for early migrating warblers and songbirds, and then scan the Great Salt Bay for gulls, ducks, Osprey and Belted Kingfishers. To start the day, we'll meet at 8:00 AM at the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust parking lot at 110 Belvedere Road. For more information,…

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