This is THE week to go birding, with migrants returning daily.

The first walk is Tuesday, with the Bates Walk IV. It leaves from Hathorn Hall on the Bates campus at 6:00 AM and returns by 8:30

Then on Wednesday, is another long time SBC favorite; Birding at the Sylvester’s. This will be led by Stan DeOrsey. Here is his info on the trip:
The walk meets at 7:30am  at the home of Bill Sylvester, 1128 Riverside Dr., Auburn. The home is south of New Auburn on the road to Durham along the Androscoggin River. It is on the left (river) side driving south beyond the turnpike overpass and just before the Penley Corner church. It is not an old farm house but has a great deal of land, which we will walk. You can park in the driveway which is wide and has a “turn-around” section.

This walk has been held by Stanton for many years. We walk a loop around the farm lands and through woods to the river. Being spring, we expect to see many of the recent arrivals of colorful spring birds. Walking will be on gravel, cut grass, uncut grass, and through woods. It should not be wet beyond dew which could be quite wet on grass.

Following the walk at Sylvester’s we drive a short way further on Riverside Dr. to the Benjamin’s and walk the back of their property as well. We plan to end by 11am, although you can leave at any time if desired.

Those who have never been on this walk, I would encourage you to come. It is another private site with great people and great birds. Weather looks good. Remember 7:30.