EARLY BIRDS IN CARIBOU BOG
April 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Leader: Bob Milardo. Join Bob for a leisurely walk through portions of the Caribou Bog Conservation Area (CBCA), an Orono Land Trust property where volunteers have been rehabilitating the former Taylor Bait Ponds to provide improved habitat for ducks, shorebirds, wading birds, and other species that breed and feed around ponds and freshwater marshes. We’ll keep an eye out for species that typically migrate through our region, resting and feeding up before flying on toward their Canadian breeding grounds. The hiking trails between the ponds host a wide variety of forest-dwelling birds, including early-returning warblers. CBCA can be a good spot for mammal sightings as well, including North American river otters that swim in the ponds and cavort along the banks. Directions: from Forest Avenue in Orono, follow Taylor Road (aka the “Dump Road”) 0.3 miles to a slight left onto Putnam Road. Meet in the trailhead parking area in front of the landfill gate.