Jan Pierson will guide us on an informative and fun bird walk through several Crystal Spring Farm habitats as we observe a variety of spring arrivals already on territory. From Bobolinks and swallows to warblers and sparrows, as well as keeping an eye and ear out for migrants that are still passing through! We’ll watch and listen carefully, and learn something along the way. Bring your binoculars, a hat, and some sturdy walking shoes.
Jan Pierson is one of the founders of Field Guides Bird Tours and a veteran of more than 40 years of international birding and guiding. He has traveled far and wide to all continents, yet some of his favorite birding experiences remain simple ones: spring warbler migration, savoring good, long looks at birds, be they rare or common, tropical or temperate, and watching other birders thrill at their first-time discoveries.
Registration is required.
What is the Spring Birding Extravaganza?
One of the joys of spring is the return of birds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Who doesn’t love stepping outside to a chorus of birdsong or catching a glimpse of bright red or yellow in the trees? The new warmth of spring and the longer days draws birds to make their spring migration. The window of time before the leaves come out provides a perfect opportunity to get a good look at our feathered neighbors. To help you identify and learn more about our local birds, several conservation groups collaborate each spring to offer the Birding Extravaganza! Looking for other bird walks? Check out our fellow partnering organizations: Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Cathance River Education Alliance and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Photo credit: Laurie Haines
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