Bowdoin Sandplain 6/10/2018

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Seven birders led by Gordon Smith birded the Bowdoin Sandplain (northwest Brunswick Landing).  This area has has a variety of habitats, grassland, brushy areas and forest, and is a good area to see Field Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, and Prairie Warblers.  We walked the perimeter road, as well as gravel road into grassland, then returned by way of path on Brunswick Town property along west fence line.  The object of this trip was to observe the birds behavior to report breeding data to the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas project.  Thirty four species were recorded and many with behaviors reported to the project as one or more of the standard breeding codes.

The complete checklist can be seen at:

Field Sparrows carrying food to nest.

Pine Warbler on Perimeter Trail west side of Brunswick Landing.

Chipping Sparrow on perimeter trail west side of Brunswick Landing.

Male Prairie Warbler singing at the Bowdoin Sand Plain.

Field Trip Group at Brunswick Landing