Field Trips

— 2017

December 2, 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 16, 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@gmail.com
Back-up date: Sunday Dec. 17

— 2018—

January 13, Saturday: 8am-3pm Marginal Way, Ogunquit and more
A big start for a Big Year! Steve Reed leads a trip that will be the start of his Big Year event. 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 3, 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 17, 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 24, 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 21, 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 24, 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 1, Tuesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM Bates Birdwalk II

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

May 12, Saturday: 7:00AM – 10:00Am Birding on the Basin, Auburn
Bring your canoe or kayak and we’ll look for birds in a way that can’t be done on land. Also a good opportunity to botanize for water plants. Leader: Rick Speer. Meet at Staples in Lewiston.

May 15, Tuesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM Bates Birdwalk IV

May 16, 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 19, Saturday: 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: Doug Boyd. Meet at J.C. Penney’s, Auburn.

May 22, Wednesday: 6:00AM – 8:30AM Bates Birdwalk V

 Summer and Fall Wednesday Walks
Bird walks are held every other Wednesday morning from late May through October at various area locations such as the Papermill Trail, St. Peter’s Cemetery, Sabattus Pond, and private farms. Walks last from 8am to 11am. Dates and locations are posted on the Club’s web site. Leaders: Stan & Joan DeOrsey.

 June 3, 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: 7:00AM – 10:00AM Paddle on Marshall Pond, Hebron
A gentle paddle on a nearly wilderness pond. Loons, Kingfishers, Warblers and more. Leader: Rick Speer. Meet at J.C. Penney’s.

AUGUST 25, Saturday: 8:00am-10:30am St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston
A great place to find late summer birds. Leader: Stan DeOrsey. Meet at Staples parking lot.