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Report: Thursday Bird Walk at Gilsland Farm

Sunday, May 5th, 2013
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This past Thursday a large and enthusiastic group joined staff naturalist Mike Windsor for a walk around our Falmouth based sanctuary. Going on a bird walk with knowledgable birders and experts like Mike opens your eyes and ears to all that is around us. As we await full on warbler wildness there are many species to keep us occupied.

Note: The next two weeks for the greater Portland area (May 6-17) Mike will lead free Warbler Walks M-Th at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, and Capisic Pond Fridays. And if you are in the greater Bangor area the Neighborhood Bird Walks begin on May 8.

Whether you are an avid birder or just wondering what’s out there beyond the everyday join us for a walk during bird migration!

 

Gilsland Farm Thursday Morning Bird Walk – 03.14.13

Monday, March 18th, 2013
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Our weekly Gilsland Farm bird walks are now at 7am … thank you daylight savings time.
Highlights of the week:

  • Song sparrow
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Brown-headed cowbird
  • Common grackle
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Eastern bluebird

Bird walk highlights - Gilsland Farm 03.14.13

 

Gilsland Farm Thursday Morning Bird Walk – 03.07.13

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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The Red-tailed hawk remains a frequent sighting at our sanctuary in Falmouth. This week our Thursday morning bird walk began a new schedule, now meeting at 7am to mark the change of seasons and light, and get us ready to greet migratory species in the coming weeks.

No experience necessary to join staff naturalist Mike Windsor on this weekly walk, just an interest to see and often learn something new.

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Report – Crystal Spring Farm bird walk

Friday, May 18th, 2012
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Jan Pierson, guide, and Ted Allen, President - Merrymeeting Audubon & board member at Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Crystal Spring Farm – Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
May 17, 2012 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
0.75 mile(s)

Merrymeeting Audubon and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Field Trip led by Jan Pierson

39 species

  • Mallard
  • Bald Eagle
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Killdeer
  • Herring Gull
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Tree Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Veery
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • European Starling
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Northern Parula
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Pine Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Song Sparrow
  • Bobolink
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • American Goldfinch
 

Capisic Pond Walk Bird Report

Friday, May 11th, 2012
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11 May 2012 7 – 9:30 AM
Led by: Mike Windsor – Maine Audubon

  • Double-crested cormorant
  • Canada goose
  • American black duck
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Broad-winged hawk
  • Osprey
  • Solitary sandpiper
  • Herring gull
  • Mourning dove
  • Chimney swift
  • Warbling vireo
  • Blue jay
  • American crow
  • Tree swallow
  • Barn swallow
  • Northern rough-winged swallow
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Tufted titmouse
  • American robin
  • Gray catbird
  • Cedar waxwing
  • Yellow warbler
  • Chestnut-sided warbler
  • Black-throated green warbler
  • Yellow-rumped warbler
  • Northern parula
  • Black and white warbler
  • American redstart
  • Common yellowthroat
  • Northern waterthrush
  • Northern cardinal
  • Song sparrow
  • Chipping sparrow
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Common grackle
  • Baltimore oriole
  • Orchard oriole
  • House finch
  • House sparrow
  • American goldfinch
  • House Wren

 

 

Evergreen Cemetery walk May 7-10 am

Monday, May 7th, 2012
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What we saw…

  1. Double-crested cormorant
  2. Black-crowned night heron
  3. Mallard
  4. Solitary sandpiper
  5. Herring gull
  6. Mourning dove
  7. Downy woodpecker
  8. Hairy woodpecker
  9. Pileated woodpecker
  10. Northern flicker
  11. Empidonax flycatcher
  12. Blue-headed vireo
  13. Blue jay
  14. American crow
  15. Tree swallow
  16. Black-capped chickadee
  17. White-breasted nuthatch
  18. Tufted titmouse
  19. Hermit thrush
  20. American robin
  21. Gray catbird
  22. Yellow warbler
  23. Chestnut-sided warbler
  24. Magnolia warbler
  25. Blackburnian warbler
  26. Black-throated blue warbler
  27. Black-throated green warbler
  28. Yellow-rumped warbler
  29. Palm warbler
  30. Nashville warbler
  31. Northern parula
  32. Black and white warbler
  33. American redstart
  34. Common yellowthroat
  35. Northern waterthrush
  36. Ovenbird
  37. Northern cardinal
  38. Scarlet tanager
  39. Chipping sparrow
  40. Song sparrow
  41. Red-winged blackbird
  42. American goldfinch

Mike Windsor
Maine Audubon