Annual Favorite: FREE Morning Birdwalks Throughout May!

Penobscot Valley Chapter volunteers lead these walks to showcase the wonderful array of bird species and wildlife habitats in the greater Bangor area, and to introduce birders of all experience levels to potential future “birding buddies.”   Novice birders, new residents, and visitors in the Penobscot Valley region are always welcome – and if you enjoy these walks but have not yet joined Maine Audubon, we invite you to become a member of the Penobscot Valley Chapter this spring!  You can sign up online at

Unless otherwise indicated, all walks are from 7:00 to 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.

Tuesday, May 8: Indian Trail and Penobscot County Conservation Assn., Brewer
Leaders: Gordon Russell, Jane Rosinski
Meet at Penobscot County Conservation Assn., North Main St.

Friday, May 11: Bangor City Forest, Bangor
Leaders: Paul Markson, Gloria Vollmers
Meet at parking lot in BCF at end of Kittredge Rd.

Saturday, May 12 (Int’l Migratory Bird Day): Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Leaders: Bruce Barker, Jerry Smith
Meet in Fields Pond Audubon Center parking lot.

Monday, May 14: 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.

Tuesday, May 15: Hart Farm, Copeland Hill, Holden
Co-sponsored by Holden Land Trust
Leaders: Gordon Russell, Ellen Campbell
Meet at old farm house, 430 Copeland Hill Rd.

Wednesday, May 16: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor
Leaders: Jim and Kathy Zeman
Meet in the parking area inside the State St. entrance

Friday, May 18: Saxl Park, Bangor
Leaders: Laura Levenson, Elizabeth Payne
Meet in Cascade Park parking lot, just off State St.

Monday, May 21: Leonards Mills, Bradley
Leader: Bob Duchesne
Meet at the junction of Government Rd and Rt. 178

Tuesday, May 22: University of Maine, Orono
Leader: Sandi Duchesne
Meet up near the Arboretum in the parking lot between the Emera Astronomy Center and the Jordan Observatory (driveway extends beyond the intersection of Rangeley Rd. and Long Rd).

Wednesday, May 23: Essex Woods, Bangor
Leaders: Robert Ostrowski, Steve Mierzykowski
Meet in the parking lot at the end of Watchmaker Rd.

Friday, May 25: 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 26: 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.