Sanford Lagoons

Sanford Sewage PondsAn popular spot with an impressive list.

Directions: Take Gavel Road east off of Route 4 at the blinking yellow traffic signal 3.7 miles south of the junction of Routes 4 and 111 in Alfred, or 0.7 miles north of the junction of Routes 4 and 109 in south Sanford.

Hours as posted: Monday through Friday 6-4:30, Saturday and Sunday 7-8:30.

Please sign in at the office when you arrive.

Andrew Aldrich, Paul Miliotis, and eBird reporters have compiled this list of more than 200 species for the Sanford Lagoons:

  • Snow Goose
  • Brant
  • Canada Goose
  • Mute Swan
  • Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  • Wood Duck
  • Gadwall
  • American Wigeon
  • American Black Duck
  • Mallard
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Pintail
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Redhead
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Greater Scaup
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Surf Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Wild Turkey
  • Common Loon
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Horned Grebe
  • Eared Grebe
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Snowy Egret
  • Green Heron
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • American Bittern
  • Least Bittern
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Northern Harrier
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • American Kestrel
  • Merlin
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Virginia Rail
  • Sora
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Common Moorhen
  • American Coot
  • Black-bellied Plover
  • American Golden-Plover
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Piping Plover
  • Killdeer
  • American Avocet
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Whimbrel
  • Sanderling
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Western Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • Baird’s Sandpiper
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Dunlin
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • American Woodcock
  • Wilson’s Phalarope
  • Red-necked Phalarope
  • Bonaparte’s Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Iceland Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Common Tern
  • Least Tern
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Snowy Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Whip-poor-will
  • Chimney Swift
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Northern Shrike
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Philadelphia Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Horned Lark
  • Purple Martin
  • Tree Swallow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown Creeper
  • Carolina Wren
  • House Wren
  • Marsh Wren
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Veery
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Wood Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • European Starling
  • American Pipit
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Pine Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Palm Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • Ovenbird
  • Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Canada Warbler
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Eastern Towhee
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White- throated Sparrow
  • White- crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Lapland Longspur
  • Snow Bunting
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Dickcissel
  • Bobolink
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Rusty Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Purple Finch
  • House Finch
  • Common Redpoll
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow

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