watch and listen for the mountain’s avian residents

Bird Walk on Haystack Mountain planned for May 6

Saturday, May 6, from 7 - 10 a.m., all are invited to join Midcoast Conservancy and the Friends of Haystack Mountain for a bird walk.

Haystack Mountain was destined for sale to a developer until the Friends of Haystack Mountain mobilized to purchase and conserve it last year. 

“Haystack Mountain straddles the town line between Montville and Liberty and is well known to nearly all area residents who for generations have hiked with friends and families to the top for solitude and serene views of the countryside,” said Midcoast Conservancy, in a news release.

The south side of Haystack is wooded and the north side is a large blueberry barren that reaches to the bald summit, providing the only vantage point for miles around of such expansive and unobstructed views via a maintained trail allowing public access.

“Fundraising continues for this spectacularly beautiful place, and the best way to see why it is so special is to visit it,” said Midcoast.

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Board chair and skilled birder Tom Aversa will lead the group as they watch and listen for the mountain’s avian residents. The hike will be leisurely and of moderate ease; participants should be sure to wear sturdy footwear and bring binoculars. Pets should stay at home.

The event is co-sponsored by Midcoast Conservancy, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust and Friends of Haystack Mountain.

Registration is required and space is limited; to sign up, go to

For more information on Friends of Haystack Mountain, go to

Event Date: 

Sat, 05/06/2023 - 7:00am to 10:00am

Event Location: 

Haystack Mountain