Starting in mid-May, teams of birders will take to the field to find as many birds in one day as possible. The Penobscot Valley Chapter is looking for more teams to join in the fun. A birdathon is also called a Big Day. They’re popular all over the country. In past years, there has been a spirited competition between several teams in the Chapter. In more recent years, teams have become more focused on beating their own previous scores. It’s a hoot, literally. No need to be an expert. Even beginners can have fun. We’ve posted everything you need to know to get started. Read More.
Unless otherwise indicated, all walks are from 7:00 – 8:30 AM. Rubber boots or waterproof shoes are recommended due to wet grass and occasional muddy conditions. In consideration of wildlife and fellow birders, no pets please on the bird walks.
Monday, May 6: Indian Trail and Penobscot County Conservation Assn., Brewer
Leaders: Gordon Russell, Jane Rosinski
Meet at Penobscot County Conservation Assn., North Main St.
Wednesday, May 8: Kenduskeag Stream Trail, Bangor
Leaders: Hope Brogunier, Gordon Russell, Jane Rosinski
Meet in the 2nd parking lot upstream of the intersection of Valley Ave. and Bruce Rd.
Saturday, May 11 (World Migratory Bird Day): Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Leaders: Nick Lund, David Lamon
Meet in Fields Pond Audubon Center parking lot.
Please note that this walk will start at 8:30 rather than 7 a.m., and it will run for approximately two hours.
Wednesday, May 15: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor
Leaders: Jim and Kathy Zeman
Meet in the parking area inside the State St. entrance.
Friday, May 17: Saxl Park, Bangor
Leaders: Laura Levenson, Elizabeth Payne
Meet in Cascade Park parking lot, just off State St.
Monday, May 20: Leonard’s Mills, Bradley
Leader: Bob Duchesne
Meet at the junction of Government Rd and Rt. 178.
Tuesday, May 21: Essex Woods, Bangor
Leaders: Steve Mierzykowski, Robert Ostrowski,
Meet in the parking lot at the end of Watchmaker Rd.
Wednesday, May 22: University of Maine, Orono
Leader: Sandi McRae Duchesne
Meet near the Arboretum, in the parking lot between Emera Astronomy Center and Jordan Observatory.
Thursday, May 23: West Penjajawoc Preserve, Bangor
Co-sponsored by Bangor Land Trust
Leaders: Elizabeth Payne, Lucy Quimby.
Meet at the dead end of Fox Hollow Lane, off Essex St.
Saturday, May 25: Technology Park, Orono
Leaders: Jerry Longcore, Jim Bird
Take Godfrey Drive in Orono. Meet in the parking lot behind the building (formerly Nexx-Linx call center) across the road from Black Bear Inn.
Friday, May 31: Bangor City Forest, Bangor
Leaders: Paul Markson, Gloria Vollmers
Meet at parking lot in BCF at end of Kittredge Rd.