Four Conservation Organizations offer series of birding walks in the Midcoast Region
KELT, Merrymeeting Audubon, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust have collaborated to offer multiple opportunities to visit beautiful natural places and watch for a variety of birds from forests to farms to the shoreline.
Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 am
Get a sneak-peek of this brand new preserve before it is open to the public! Join KELT for a guided walk of grassland bird habitat at one of our newest preserve in Bowdoinham, Red Rose Preserve. This newly protected property boasts nesting eastern bobolinks in its two hayfields.
Led by KELT’s Volunteer Bird Monitoring Program coordinator, Anna Christie-Carnicella, participants will travel through the forested portion of the preserve to access the two hayfields, observing grassland bird behavior in action.
At 45 acres, Red Rose Preserve was protected in fall 2018 and is in the process of trail planning, with construction scheduled to take place this upcoming summer. The property, a former dairy farm, includes the two hayfields, as well as supporting mixed forest with a perennial stream, as well as some scrub-shrub habitat.
The hike will traverse the woodland and is off-trail. Participants should be prepared for traversing uneven ground and walking up to 2 miles off-trail. Birders should wear footwear that can get muddy and bring a pair of binoculars.
This free event is light rain or shine. Directions and details will be emailed to registrants leading up to the event.
Limited space!!! RSVP required by calling 207-442-8400 or using the Google form below.
Birding Extravaganza Events are co-sponsored by