Field Trips

— 2016

November 5, Saturday: 8:00am-Noon  Lewiston / Auburn Lakes and Rivers Explore open water from Lake Auburn to Sabattus Pond for ducks and other late migrants. Leader: Dan Marquis.  Meet at J.C. Penney’s, Auburn

December 17, Saturday: Dawn to Dusk  Lewiston / Auburn Christmas Bird Count Help us with this annual census of our resident bird population. A fun day of birding, followed by a pizza feast. Contact  Linda Seamans to participate, 240-1380 or seamans.linda@yahoo.com

— 2017 —

January 7, Saturday: 8am-3pm  Marginal Way, Ogunquit and more Winter ducks, especially Harlequins, and maybe a King Eider, are the specialty of the day here. Dress    warmly, and bring a lunch. Leader: Steve Reed. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

February 4, Saturday: 8am-Noon Leader’s Choice We’ll wait to see where the best birds are this week and head off in search of them ourselves. Leader: Dan Marquis. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

FEBRUARY 18, Saturday: 8am-11am Winter Tracking at Woodbury, Monmouth Walk the trails to discover tracks left by the many resident animals. Dress warmly and bring snowshoes or winter boots. Leader: Steve Reed. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

March 25, Saturday: 7am-4pm  Plum Island, Massachusetts A good spot to find special winter birds, maybe even a Snowy Owl. Bring a lunch. Leader: Steve Reed. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

April 15, Saturday: 8:30am-11am Riverwalk & Downtown Lewiston We will search along the river for ducks, gulls, possibly a hawk, peregrine or eagle, as well as local song birds. Leader: Dan Marquis. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

April 25, Tuesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM  Bates Birdwalk I An early morning bird walk beginning at the front of Hathorn Hall on the Bates College campus, past Mt. David to Riverside Cemetery. Leaders: Judy Marden, Steve Reed & Doug Boyd. Meet at Hathorn Hall, Bates College, Lewiston.

May 2, Tuesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM  Bates Birdwalk II

May 9, Tuesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM  Bates Birdwalk III

May 13, Saturday: 7am-Noon  Evergreen Cemetery / Capisic Pond, Portland Join us for two of  the best spots to see warblers during Spring migration. We will get an early start to catch the early worm. Leader: Dan Marquis. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

May 16, Tuesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM  Bates Birdwalk IV

May 17, Wednesday: 7:30am-11am  Birding at the Sylvester’s & Benjamin’s, Auburn An annual favorite. A walk through prime riverside habitat. We continue to the Benjamin farm to round out the morning’s birding. Leader: Stan DeOrsey. Meet at the Sylvester’s, 1128 Riverside Dr., Auburn.

May 20, Saturday: 7:30am-Noon Leader’s Choice We’ll wait to see where the best birds are this week and head off in search of them. Leader: Steve Reed. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

May 21, Sunday: 7:30am-11am  Warren Warbler Walk, Auburn Stanton’s longest continually offered walk. This perennial favorite goes through some prime habitat, including riparian, woodland and farm fields. Leader: Stan DeOrsey. Meet at J.C. Penney’s, Auburn.

May 23, Wednesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM  Bates Birdwalk V

 June 4, Sunday: 1:00pm-3:00pm Larry Nadeau Memorial Walk at Thorncrag Join the Stanton Bird Club and the Nadeau family for this annual walk. Leaders Jeri and Gary Maurer will showcase the birds and wildflowers that Larry knew and loved so well. Meet at the Thorncrag parking lot.

JUNE 10, Saturday: 8:00AM – 11:00AM Papermill Trail, Lisbon A gentle walk along a paved, shaded trail following a woodland stream offers up a wealth of summer time birds. Leader: Stan DeOrsey. Meet at Staples, Lewiston.

June 17, Saturday: Ferns for Beginners. We will explore the Sanctuary in search of ferns and related plants. We will identify and learn about a variety of common ferns, club mosses, and horsetails. Leader: Alan Seamans. Meet at Thorncrag.

June 24, Saturday: 1pm-3pm. Wildflowers of ThorncragA leisurely walk at the Sanctuary to discover and enjoy the blooming wildflowers.  Leader: Alan Seamans.  Meet at Thorncrag. Saturday, July 29, 2017: 1pm-3pm. Mushrooms for BeginnersWe will explore the Sanctuary in search of mid-summer mushrooms. Learn about basic identification, ecology, edibility, and medicinal use. Leader: Alan Seamans.  Meet at Thorncrag

Saturday, August 26, 2017: 1pm-3pm. Mushrooms for Beginners IIWe will explore the Sanctuary in search of late-summer mushrooms. Learn about basic identification, ecology, edibility, and medicinal use. Leader: Alan Seamans.   Meet at Thorncrag.

September 16, Saturday: 8:00am-10:30am Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary Come see what Thorncrag holds in store for fall migrants. Leader: Stan DeOrsey. Meet at Thorncrag parking lot.