As the spring weather moves in, we are fast approaching the peak season for migratory bird watching in Maine. Seasonal birds returning to the Boothbay region or traveling further north are arriving daily now from their wintering grounds in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Those who are willing to rise early and watch patiently can enjoy spotting hundreds of bird species in our local region throughout the migratory and nesting months.
In recognition of International Migratory Bird Day this Saturday, May 11, Boothbay Region Land Trust will be hosting a bird walk at Lobster Cove Meadow. The walk will begin at 7 a.m. and will last approximately two hours. The public is invited to journey with local birder, Nancy Bither, along the trails in search of a wide variety of feathered visitors and nesters. The woods, meadow and marshland of Lobster Cove Meadow provide prime breeding grounds for migratory birds, making it an ideal location for birding in the region. Attendees should plan to wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars if possible. We will have some binoculars available to borrow as well.
Bither, a former BRLT board president, as well as a nature enthusiast and longtime birder has led the Bird Day walk annually for more than a decade. She offers a wealth of information on migratory species, identification, and nesting, as well as a firm knowledge of our region’s natural ecology and history.
Whether you are an avid birder, or simply someone who enjoys wildlife, we invite you to join us in celebrating the truly amazing journey millions of birds undertake each spring. Registration is required. To register, please contact Environmental Educator Tracey Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.