Despite its loud and busy location adjacent to Interstate I-95 in the heart of Bangor, Essex Woods is a surprisingly productive marsh. It is used by many birds for breeding, foraging, and resting during the spring and fall migrations. In late summer, it’s not unusual to spot great egrets and shorebirds at Essex Woods, in addition to multiple duck species, pied-billed grebes, green herons, and great blue herons. Warblers and various other songbirds line the walking path that winds along the edge of the marsh. Bob Milardo will lead a leisurely walk around one of Bangor’s best-known birding areas, which nonetheless seems to offer new surprises on every visit. Meet Bob at the entrance to Essex Woods on Garden Way, off Drew Lane in Bangor. Please park in the adjacent parking lot at the corner of Stillwater and Drew Lane, not on the shoulder of Garden Way.