The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon and the Fields Pond Audubon Center in partnership with Bangor and Orono Land Trusts invite you to a wonderful feast of spring bird watching. Come greet the travelers returning home and the locals gearing up for a new season.
Neighborhood Bird Walks
Unless otherwise indicated, all walks are from 7:00 – 8:30 AM. Rubber boots or waterproof shoes are recommended due to wet grass and occasional muddy conditions. In consideration of wildlife and fellow birders, no pets please on the bird walks. Leaders will adhere to Maine CDC COVID-19 guidance for all walks.
Friday, May 7: Indian Trail and Penobscot County Conservation Assn., Brewer
Leaders: Gordon Russell, Jane Rosinski
Meet at Penobscot County Conservation Assn., North Main St.
Saturday, May 8 (World Migratory Bird Day): Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Leader: Gordon Russell
Meet in Fields Pond Audubon Center parking lot.
Wednesday, May 12: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor
Leaders: Jim and Kathy Zeman
Meet in the parking area inside the State St. entrance.
Friday, May 14: Leonard's Mills, Bradley
Leader: Bob Duchesne
Meet at the junction of Government Rd and Rt. 178.
Monday, May 17: University of Maine, Orono
Leader: Sandi Duchesne
Meet up near the Arboretum in the parking lot between the Emera Astronomy Center and the Jordan Observatory
Tuesday, May 18: Essex Woods, Bangor
Leaders: Steve Mierzykowski, Gordon Russell
Meet in the parking lot at the end of Watchmaker Rd.
Wednesday, May 19: Bangor City Forest, Bangor
Leaders: Paul Markson, Gloria Vollmers
Meet at parking lot in BCF at end of Kittredge Rd.
Thursday, May 20: West Penjajawoc Preserve, Bangor
Co-sponsored by Bangor Land Trust
Leaders: Elizabeth Payne, Bob Milardo, Lucy Quimby. Meet at the dead end of Fox Hollow Lane, off Essex St.
Friday, May 21: Saxl Park, Bangor
Leaders: Laura Levenson, Elizabeth Payne
Meet in Cascade Park parking lot, just off State St.
Saturday, May 22: Technology Park, Orono
Leader: Jerry Longcore
Take Godfrey Drive in Orono. Meet in the parking lot behind the building (formerly Nexx-Linx call center) across the road from Black Bear Inn.
Tuesday, May 25: Kenduskeag Stream Trail, Bangor
Leaders: Hope Brogunier, Gordon Russell, Jane Rosinski
Meet in the 2nd parking lot upstream of the intersection of Valley Ave. and Bruce Rd.
Wednesday, May 26: Taylor Rd.- Caribou Bog Conservation Area, Orono
Co-sponsored by Orono Land Trust
Leaders: Bob Milardo, Gordon Russell
Follow Taylor Rd. 0.3 miles from Forest Ave., left on Putnam Rd., (Orono Landfill Access Rd.) Meet at the trailhead parking area in front of the gate.