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Want to know more about migratory songbirds, hawks, ducks, and more?  Would you like to see waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and raptors? Then join me for my weekly bird walks in the York County area. Together we will explore the surrounding areas of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Experience the best of morning and afternoon bird activity with UNE environmental science major, Harry Wales. York County is home to a variety of bird-rich habitats such as estuaries, freshwater ponds to salt marshes, pine woodlands and beach. The walk is a great introduction to the birds of Maine and appropriate for birders of all levels.

I will set up a spotting scope and help you identify the birds and answer any questions you may have. Novices are welcome, no experience is needed! Bring a pair of binoculars and a bird book guide if you have them. I will have some binoculars and bird books on hand to share.

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 8:00 -9:30am
Bird Walk at Kennebunk Plains. Explore the beautiful plains of Kennebunk as we take a small walk around the grasslands. We will be looking for Vesper Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, Upland Sandpiper, and many more species of birds that nest on the grasslands and migrate through there in the fall. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:00-9:30am
Join us for a leisurely walk through the Emmons Preserve in Kennebunk! We will be exploring the forests and some bodies of water as we do a loop around the preserve. We will be looking for migrating songbirds, especially warblers. Birds like Blackpoll Warbler, Bay Breasted Warbler, Chestnut Sided Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wood Duck have been sighted here! And if we are lucky we can possibly see a Philadelphia Vireo!

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Join us at Waterhouse Center for Harvest Fest (free) information table

Saturday October 2, 2021 11:30AM -1:00PM
Come explore at Hills Beach and Basket Island Causeway in Biddeford beaches! Our coastal waters are home to various migrating shorebirds during low/mid tide. Some of the birds we can see are Black Bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Sanderling, and if we are lucky, we can see a Short billed Dowitcher, Whimbrel, and Red Knot!

Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:00-10:30am
Bundle up as we explore Rachel Carson NWR at Timber Point Trail in Biddeford. This trail will take us through woodland areas and lead us to the ocean. It is late migration for songbirds and shorebirds and early migration for ducks therefore, we have the potential to see anything! Some of the birds we can see are late warblers and shorebirds like Dunlin, Blackpoll Warbler, White Rumped Sandpiper, All 3 Scoter Species, Horned Grebe, Loons, Eiders, and more!

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Bird Walks 
N/A N/A Sa  09/11/2021 - 10/09/2021
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Kennebunk Plains
$25.00 R, $30.00 NR
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