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September 2022

Late Summer Migration in the Caribou Bog Conservation Area (CBCA)

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The restored wetlands in Boulder Pond and Black Pond (formerly known as the Taylor Bait Ponds) are now being actively managed to attract shorebirds and waterfowl.  Late summer through early fall is the best time to come for shorebirds, as this is the height of their migration through our region. CBCA can often be a good spot for mammal sightings as well. Leaders:  Tara Barker & Sharon Wilson Barker Directions:  From Forest Avenue in Orono, follow Taylor Road (aka the…

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Fall Migration in Essex Woods

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

In late summer and early fall, it’s not unusual to spot transient great egrets and migrating shorebirds at Essex Woods.  We will look for multiple species of ducks, green and great blue herons, and pied-billed grebes in the marsh, and check the surrounding trees and shrubs for lingering neotropical songbirds and year-round residents. This repeats a walk on August 28. It's is a great opportunity to see and compare the range of different species that rely on Essex Woods as…

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