WALDO COUNTY — Join the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for a week of birding activities starting Saturday, May 11. Take daily bird walks at 7 a.m., at various locations, attend an evening farm party Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m., and end the week with a canoe trip Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m.
May 11, Saturday. 7 - 9 a.m. – Sears Island in Searsport. Kick off Cathy Morgan Bird Week by welcoming arrivals on World Migratory Bird Day. Meet at the gate at the far end of the causeway. Review your warblers and bring binoculars if possible.
May 12, Sunday. 7 - 9 a.m. – Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing your Mother to Cloe and David’s farm, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville. Birds of pond, meadow, and woods.
May 13, Monday. 7 - 9 a.m. – Bird Walk at Ducktrap River Preserve (Coastal Mountains Land Trust) with Kristen Lindquist and Gary Gulezian. Meet at the trail on Rt. 52 in Lincolnville.
May 14, Tuesday. 7 - 9 a.m. – Bird Walk at the McLellan-Poor Preserve (Coastal Mountains Land Trust) in Northport, guided by Ron Harrell. Meet at the small parking lot on Northport Ave. (Rt. 1) between the Belfast Water District and Little River Veterinary Hospital.
May 15, Wednesday. 7 - 9 a.m. – Bird Walk starting at “The Muck” (Kirby Lake) in Belfast and walking part of the In-Town Nature Trail. Parking at the Muck.
May 16, Thursday. 7 - 9 a.m. – Bird Walk on Sears Island in Searsport with Sandra Mitchell. Meet at the gate at the far end of the causeway.
May 17, Friday. 7 - 9 a.m. – Bird Walk at Head of Tide Preserve (Coastal Mountains Land Trust), 85 Doak Road, Belfast.
May 17, Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. – Woodcock Party at Cloe and David’s farm, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville. Refreshments and short program by Mike Shannon, followed by a walk in the field to watch woodcock Sky Dance. Dress warmly.
May 18, Saturday. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Paddle and bird the Goose River in Swanville. Meet at the boat launch behind Swan Lake Grocery. Bring canoe or kayak, paddle, PFD, water, lunch, protection from sun, rain, bugs.
For more information, see the schedule at http://belfastbaywatershed.org/Bird-Week.php or call 338-1147