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 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am – 8:30 am only.    Holidays are usually the same hours as weekend hours.

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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