Migratory bird educational walk in Cushing
Georges River Land Trust and Mid-Coast Audubon will co-host an educational walk on Tuesday, May 22, at 8 a.m. at the Pleasant Point Nature Preserve on Stones Point Road in Cushing to seek out migratory birds, particularly warblers. The walk is flat and suitable for beginners, and all are invited to attend at no cost.
Warblers are small, colorful songbirds that often use the coastal peninsulas in Maine as foraging stops during migration. This makes the Pleasant Point Nature Preserve the perfect place to listen for their distinctive songs and watch for their bright flashes of color.
John Weinrich and Dennis McKenna, Board members of Mid-Coast Audubon, will lead the walk and help everyone learn how to identify the birds by their colors, behaviors, and song. Beginners and children are welcome, and attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars and dress for the weather conditions.
Pleasant Point Nature Preserve has almost two miles of footpaths, most of which are appropriate for walkers of all abilities. Meet at the parking lot on Stone’s Point Road. A map and directions to the preserve can be found at www.GeorgesRiver.org/pleasant-point-nature-preserve/.
The Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region. For additional activities and more information, visit GeorgesRiver.org or phone (207) 594-5166.