Winter Birding in Downeast Maine
February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Trip Leaders: Bob and Sandi Duchesne
We will meet at Fields Pond and carpool to Pinkham Bay and Pigeon Hill Bay in Steuben via Ellsworth and Coastal Route One, stopping at various hot spots (including many on the Schoodic peninsula) to scan for year-round resident birds and winter migrants on both sea and land. This is a great trip for novice birders and new residents who want to learn more about Maine’s winter bird populations, and good places to look for them along the Downeast coast. More experienced birders can help us locate and identify unusual visitors among the many seabirds that gather on the Maine coast in winter, and everyone will enjoy the scenic natural vistas as we travel along the rugged coastline. Bring your own brown-bag lunch, beverages, and snacks and dress in warm layers, including hiking boots or sturdy shoes, that will allow you to comfortably stand outside and do some short-distance walking (optional). A scope will come in handy if you have one, and the leaders will share theirs. Please call Sandi at 207-735-5436 to register, so she can call you if the weather looks too iffy on Saturday. If you’d prefer to meet up with our carpool caravan in Ellsworth or Winter Harbor, please let Sandi know that too.
Weather contingency date: Sunday, February 26