CalendarYork County Audubon programs are free and open to the public.
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- October 27, 2013
- November 9, 2013
Category Archives: Trip Report
The Sabbatus Pond field trip started out in a heavy fog. But five stalwart YCAS members carried on anyway, joined by Jay Adams. We peered at silhouettes in the eerie mist. We didn’t do too badly, teasing out six duck species. The major challenge was distinguishing between Greater and Lesser Scaup. We managed to do [...]
Twelve adults and two young folks (Sue Bickford’s grandchildren) met at 9 am at the Savage Preserve in South Berwick for our bejeweled and bedazzled walk. Thank goodness for the young folks. They caught the majority of the butterflies and dragonflies for Sue to identify.
The Calico Pendants amazed us with their orange saddlebags, red faces, [...]
Magnificent weather encouraged 17 people to arrive at Historic New England’s Hamilton House property in South Berwick on June 9 for our second annual bird walk at this tranquil and beautiful site. Barn swallows coursed over the field as we climbed a gentle rise to get the sun at our backs, but songbirds were a [...]
On Saturday, May 5th, veteran Maine naturalist Bill Hancock led a group of birders on an exploration of the Intervale Marsh in New Gloucester, Maine. It’s an area of exceptional habitat, much of it protected by the Royal River Conservation Trust. While we were a little too early for many of the migrants, we still [...]
Seven hardy souls joined the York County Audubon Society on its Saturday April 28th walk, led by Rob Speirs, canvasing Portland’s Stroudwater Marsh, Capisic Park, Evergreen Cemetery, and River Point Conservation Area in Falmouth on a blustery day. Rob began with a description of the output from NEXRAD Radar, showing extremely light movement of birds [...]
Ten of us joined leader Andy Aldrich at the sewage ponds for a busy 3 hours of birding under mostly cloudy skies. It was breezy but warm as we ambled around the productive property.
Highlights included pipits in the scope, a large movement of robins, several Pectoral Sandpipers, a remarkable 31 coots, and a scaup challenge.
On August 12th to 14th, eleven enthusiastic birders joined Bob Duchesne on a visit to Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada. From the calm, bird-rich ferry ride to the beautiful weather on the island, everything conspired to make it a memorable trip. Life birds and even life whales were acquired by some. [...]
The Brownfield Wildlife Management Area protects the bog and the surrounding area.
Brownfield Bog is located near the Maine/New Hampshire border in Brownfield, Maine. It is an ideal location for multiple state listers, lovers of pristine Maine woods, and searchers for specific target species. Without question it is one of the top birding spots of interior [...]
Four YCAS members joined Mike Fahay on April 18 for an enjoyable jaunt through the Green Point Farm Wildlife Management Area. The field trip started dramatically when a large flock of Rusty Blackbirds zipped over us. In a stiff breeze, we wandered the area, finding some early warblers, getting excellent views of Bald Eagles, and [...]