Field Trip: Intervale Marshes

Join long-time Maine birder Bill Hancock in exploring the beautiful Intervale Marshes of New Gloucester in search of some of the reclusive species characteristic of southern Maine’s freshwater wetlands, such as Virginia Rail, Sora, American Bittern, and Marsh Wren. You’ll see a lot of other birds as well in this wonderful habitat designated as a state Important Bird Area. Wear waterproof boots, as the morning dew in these lowlands can be heavy. We’ll meet at 7 am in New Gloucester and spend the morning there and possibly some other nearby spots.

Meeting Place and Additional Details

Bill Grabin

About Harlequin

Harlequin is a pseudonym for content not attributed to a specific author. It echoes the name of the YCAS newsletter, The Harlequin. Watch for Harlequin Ducks along the rocky portions of the York County coast in winter. ¶ The avatar is by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, who sketched and painted the species during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. ¶ "When we got before the glacier, I saw my first pair of harlequins... the glass showed them plainly to be a ♂ + ♀ histrionicus." — L.A. Fuertes, June 7, 1899
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