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June 2022

RESCHEDULED Field Trip: Kennebunk Plains

June 11, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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All are welcome! You don’t need to be an Audubon member or have advanced birding skills to join us. We simply hope to instill interest in the natural world through an understanding of how birds live and thrive in our area. We require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. ******************************************** The 1,300-acre sandplain grasslands is home to breeding grassland species found almost nowhere else in the state such as Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrows, Upland…

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July 2022

Wander the Rockland Waterfront

July 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join Mid-Coast Audubon and Maine Audubon for activities this summer in collaboration with Harbor Square Gallery’s exhibit, “Flight Risk: Fine Art for the Birds.” MCA Board member, Will Broussard, will lead us on a gentle walk around Rockland harbor to see what bird species might be found. Bring binoculars if you have them! Meet at Harbor Park, 1 Pleasant St., Rockland. For more information or to RSVP, contact Will at (207) 837-9520. Sunday, July 3 at 8 am, free…

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August 2022

Field Trip: Weskeag Marsh, S. Thomaston

August 4, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

We will look for the first wave of south-bound shore birds at this Knox County hot spot. Meet at the parking lot on Buttermilk Lane in South Thomaston at 7:30 AM. A scope is very helpful. Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston is one of Maine’s best birding marshes. The marsh is a mix of salt, brackish, and freshwater habitat. It is a mix of cattails and grass. It is a mix of potholes and mud flats. It is a mix…

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September 2022

Field Trip: Pine Point & Environs

September 3, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh Eastern Road

We'll be seeking the second wave of sandpipers and plovers at this consistent 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. Our intention is to be at Pine Point at 7:30 AM, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Those wishing to carpool from the north will depart Damariscotta Hannaford’s at 5:45 AM. All those carpooling must be…

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Field Trip: Monhegan Island – NEW DATE

September 21, 2022 @ 6:45 am - 5:30 pm

Join Don Reimer as he seeks south-bound migrants from this famous mid-coast Maine migrant trap. The Monhegan Ferry leaves at 7:00 AM from Port Clyde and returns at 4:30 PM. Attendees must make their ferry reservations in advance. Call the Monhegan Boat Line at 207-372-8848, or reserve online at https://monheganboat.com. Call Dennis McKenna at 207-563-8439 (home) or cell 207-522-2891 with any questions. Monhegan Island is 10-miles off the coast and is a magnet for migrating warblers and other songbirds. We'll…

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October 2022

Field Trip: Camden Late Migration

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on Oct. 7 for a walk along a seaside property in Camden looking for late season passerines and seabirds. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the mixed deciduous and conifer woodlands and gardens including late warblers, sparrows, raptors and wintering sea ducks and other typical seabirds for this date. We will meet at the property at 8 AM. For the address and questions, please call trip leader, Will Broussard at 207-837-9520. We welcome birders of all…

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Field Trip: Green Point Wildlife Area, Dresden

October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Green Point Wildlife Management Area Dresden, ME 04342 United States + Google Map

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 a magnificent, expansive view of the river. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the woodlands, fields, and wild-rice flats of this diverse area.…

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November 2022

Field Trip: Sabattus Pond

November 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 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 Pintails, Ring-necked Ducks, both species of scaup, and American Coots. We often see some interesting songbirds, and typically…

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January 2023

Field Trip: Pemaquid Point

January 21 @ 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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