Southern Maine has the perfect blend of saltmarsh and sandy beaches to look for shorebirds, and a mountaintop to scan for birds of prey. We'll start the day in the coves and marshes along the Webhannet River of Wells, an area known for attracting a variety of coastal birds. Each fall, sandpipers and plovers can be observed busily feeding while on their way to wintering grounds in Central and South America. Midday, we'll make our way to Mount Agamenticus, a 700-foot monadnock in York, to look for migrating birds of prey such as Broad-winged Hawks, Ospreys, and falcons. Location, topographic features, and visibility all combine to make this site the premier hawk-watching location in southern Maine.
Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center for van transportation. All passengers and drivers must wear a mask while inside the vehicle and present their vaccination record for visual confirmation. Wear warm clothing and footwear appropriate for uneven trails. Bring a bag lunch, water, binoculars, a spotting scope (if you have one), and field guide.
Mass Audubon Cancellation Policy: If you wish to withdraw less than seven days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued. If we cancel the program, you will be refunded in full.