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Christmas Bird Count This Weekend

This Saturday is the annual Christmas Bird Count. If you live within the Count circle (5 mile radius around Bates College) please make sure your feeders are filled; most of the birds we count are found at feeders. And if Read More…

L-A Pre-ice Lakes and River

The day was bright, but with a cold start; only 29 degrees at 8:00. The temp eventually got up to 35, and with no wind, it was a good trip. We visited Lake Auburn, the river behind Yvon’s Car Wash, Read More…

Sabattus Pond

Yet another wonderful day. The weather was close to perfect, bright and sunny, minimal wind, but not cool to a fault. Twelve people came for our last walk of the year to Sabattus Pond. There were hundreds of ducks, but Read More…

Wednesday Walk to Sabattus Pond

The Stanton Bird Club will hold our last walk of the year this Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Sabattus Pond for ducks. Meet at 8am in the Sabattus Antique Mall parking lot on Route 126 at the south end of Sabattus Read More…

Packard-Littlefield, Lisbon

Another great weather day, and some good birds too. We walked the fields of the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon. Six people came and as already noted the weather was great to be outdoors. The bird(s) of the day were perhaps Read More…

Whitman Spring Trail – Auburn

Another nice day, well it wasn’t the rain that was predicted, so just as last week, the walk was entirely dry in spite of poor weather forecast. Eight people walked the Whitman Spring Trail and it was a very nice Read More…

Pineland Farms – New Gloucester

Ye of little faith. Only three people turned out for a great walk this morning at Pineland Farm. Gordon Smith plus Joan and I. I admit it looked almost like rain and the forecast was not encouraging. But the sun Read More…

St. Peter’s Cemetery – Lewiston

I hate to start by saying most of you missed one of the best walks of the year. The weather was perfect, sunny, warm, cool breeze, not too humid, and not a drop of rain. A day you can’t wait Read More…

Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary

Another nice day, got to love summer in Maine (when it doesn’t rain). Sunny and comfortably warm today. Five people walked the big loop around Thorncrag including going to Whale Rock. The hi-light was the Wood (Michaud) Farm fields with Read More…

Jillson’s Farm, Sabattus

Another nice day to be out looking for birds. This morning eight people met at Jillson’s Farm in Sabattus to walk their fields and forest trails. The bird-of-the-day was a male Scarlet Tanager who was most cooperative. A family of Read More…