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September 2022

Field Trip: Androscoggin River Trail, Lisbon

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. We will walk an easy paved path (up to 3 miles total) along the river to observe Fall migrants. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Sabattus River boat launch parking lot off Rt. 196 at Frost Hill Avenue. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206. For all upcoming field trips, Maine and/or federal CDC outdoor guidelines then in effect will be followed. However, if you have any symptoms of illness, please stay home.

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Public Program: Ed Robinson, “The Mystery of Maine’s Wildlife”

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, Public Program: 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. (Board Meeting: 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, Brunswick. Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Ed has a life-long love for wild creatures and the natural world around us. For 18 years he has been improving wildlife habitat at an old farm near Ithaca, NY. Ed is involved with several respected conservation groups in- cluding Trout Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.…

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October 2022

Field Trip: Capt. William Fitzgerald Recreation and Conservation Area / Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park, Brunswick-

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. We’ll explore these two Town-owned properties for Fall migrants. The “Fitzgerald Preserve” is one of the few sandplain grasslands remaining in Maine. We’ll walk easy sandy paths (up to 2 miles) exploring this unusual natural area.  Following, we’ll visit the nearby Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park on the Androscoggin River. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the iron gate at the end of Lindbergh Crossing Road (off Old Bath Road), 1.3 miles northeast…

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Field Trip: The Big Sit!, Wharton Point (Maquoit Landing), Brunswick

October 9

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, DAWN TO DUSK (All are welcome to join for any part of the day) Join Merrymeeting Audubon for this fun event. We will be staking out a 17- foot diameter circle, and from within the circle we will attempt to observe/hear all birds in the surrounding area. Observation/listening will begin at dawn and continue until dusk. Anyone is welcome to join The Big Sit! at any time during the day and stay as long as desired. Meet…

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Field Trip: Work Morning at Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. As conditions allow, we will be pruning, removing invasive plants and doing trail maintenance. Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off US Route 1 in West Bath. Turn left onto New Meadows Road and go straight ahead to the traffic signal at Bath Road. Proceed across Bath Road onto Foster’s Point Road and follow it nearly to the end. You will see the Sanctuary sign and a parking area on the right.…

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Public Program: To be announced

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, Public Program: 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. Program: TBA Please check with our web site or Facebook for more information. Board Meeting: 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Before Public Program Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, Brunswick  

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Field Trip: Waterfowl at Sabattus Pond, Sabattus

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30, 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. John Berry will lead this trip to Sabattus Pond. In the Fall, this pond hosts large concentrations of migrating waterfowl, including Ruddy and Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, scaup and coots. Meet at Martin’s Point Park in Sabattus. From the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 126, take High Street north approximately .4 mile to Elm Street. Turn right on Elm Street and proceed .2 mile to Lake Street. Turn right on Lake…

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December 2022

Field Trip: Waterfowl Walk, Giant Stairs, Bailey Island

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Join John Berry for a look at the winter waterfowl of eastern Casco Bay from one of Harpswell’s most scenic locations. Directions: From Harpswell Islands Road (Rt.24), turn left onto Washington Avenue. Proceed approximately .1 mile to a small parking area for 4 or 5 cars at All Saints by-the-Sea Chapel. If this lot is full, proceed down Washington Avenue to additional parking at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s McIntosh Lot Preserve. FMI…

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Christmas Bird Counts

December 14, 2022 - January 5, 2023

Merrymeeting Audubon, along with many other organizations nationwide will be holding Christmas Bird Counts in the period from 14 December until 5 January. In our area there will be two count circles Bath/Phippsburg/Georgetown (early) and Freeport/Brunswick (around the New Year).   Information on the dates and leaders will be posted here and on Facebook later.

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