Veery Lincoln's Sparrow male wilson's warbler

Field Trip Results

Wednesday Walk – Ina Smalls Farm, Litchfield

We have started the 2015 Summer Walks with a great morning. Twelve people showed up at Ina Small's wonderful farm in Litchfield on a very Read More...


Jonathan Y. "Uncle Johnny" Stanton

Jonathan Y. “Uncle Johnny” Stanton

The Stanton Bird Club was founded in 1919 and named in honor of Dr. Jonathan Y. Stanton, a professor at Bates College in Lewiston. “Uncle Johnny” was much beloved on the Bates College campus.  Among other subjects, he taught ornithology and took Bates students on bird outings.  When the Club was organized in 1919 it was just after Stanton’s death, and so it was named in his honor.

Over the years, a number of parcels of land were donated to the Club. These donations have grown to encompass 372 acres, known as the Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, in the heart of Lewiston, Maine’s second largest city.

The Club also owns and manages the 401 acre Woodbury Bird Sanctuary in Monmouth.

The Club is made up of people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, but they all share a love of nature in general, and birds in particular. Today there are some 300 club members, including about 20 Junior Naturalists. A Board of Directors oversees the Club’s finances and activities, both of which have grown tremendously in the last decade.

Although almost all of the Stanton Bird Club’s activities are free of charge, membership is encouraged because dues help finance stewardship programs at Thorncrag and educational programs of the Junior Naturalists, as well as help fund the Club’s two other sanctuaries. Anyone interested in membership can request a membership brochure.


Wednesday Walks Set To Begin

Here we are ready to kick off another year. Hope to see many of you this Wednesday. The Stanton Bird Club will hold a walk this Read More...


The Day The Birds Came Home

[caption id="attachment_717" align="alignright" width="300"] American Redstart[/caption] Spring migration is something all bird watchers look forward to. The long hard winter with relatively few birds is hard Read More...
david footer magazine cover

SBC Member David Footer on the cover of L A Magazine