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April 2022

Field Trip: Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden

April 24 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 7:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Expect a wide variety of early spring migrants in the woodlands, fields, and wild rice flats of this diverse State Wildlife Management Area. We’ll walk easy paths, farm roads and open fields (up to 2 miles). Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Green Point Farm by the green shed off Route 128. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206.

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Annual Meeting & Program: Derek Lovitch, “Birding Cuba: From Che’s Cave to Zapata Swamp

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MONDAY, APRIL 25, Annual Meeting: 5:30 P.M.- 6:30 P.M. Public Program: 7:00 P.M.- 8:00P.M. Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, Brunswick. Just before the pandemic shut down travel in 2020, Derek and Jeannette Lovitch travelled to Cuba on a birding trip and will share their photos and stories from the trip. Derek has made a career as a writer and guide out of his lifelong passion for birds. Jeannette is a very accomplished bird photographer. They, own and operate Freeport Wild…

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Field Trip: Work Morning at Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. As conditions allow, we will be 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. If…

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May 2022

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

May 1 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

We’ll explore these two Town-owned properties for early spring 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 7:30 a.m. at the iron gate at the end of Lindbergh Crossing Road (off Old Bath Road), 1.3 miles northeast of the Bath Road/Old Bath Road intersection.…

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Field Trip: Androscoggin River Trail, Lisbon

May 8 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 7:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. We’ll walk an easy paved path (up to 3 miles) along the river to observe spring migrants. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Sabattus River boat launch parking lot off Route 196 at Frost Hill Avenue. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206.

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Field Trip: Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Expect a wide variety of spring migrants in the woodlands, fields, and wild rice flats of this diverse State Wildlife Management Area. We’ll walk easy paths, farm roads and open fields (up to 2 miles). Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Green Point Farm by the green shed off Route 128. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206.

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Field Trip: Kate Furbish Preserve (West), Brunswick

May 22 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

We’ll search for spring land migrants, as well as waterbirds in Harpswell Cove. Expect to walk easy paths on former Navy security roads (up to 2.5 miles). Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the trailhead off Merriconeag Road in Brunswick Landing across from the golf course clubhouse. Parking is expected to be available in a new parking lot (to be paved in early spring) off Merriconeag Road opposite the trailhead entrance. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206.

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Field Trip: Shorebird Sunday – Wharton Point, Brunswick

May 29 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Join us for our inaugural “Shorebird Sunday” as we search for shorebirds and late spring land migrants at Wharton Point (Maquoit Bay) in Brunswick. We will be observing (a scope is very helpful) the shorebirds foraging on the mudflat as the incoming tide forces them closer to shore. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Wharton Point (head of Maquoit Bay) at the intersection of Maquoit Road and Woodside Road. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206.

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June 2022

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

June 5 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am

We’ll explore these two Town-owned properties for breeding birds. 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 7:00 a.m. at the iron gate at the end of Lindbergh Crossing Road (off Old Bath Road), 1.3 miles northeast of the Bath Road/Old Bath Road intersection. FMI…

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Field Trip: Work Morning at Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

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

As conditions allow, we will be 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. If you plan to participate, please contact the Sanctuary…

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