A 3-Hour Guided Birding Adventure
Join us as we seek spring migrants in Knox County birding hotspots. No advanced birding skills are necessary. We aim to instill interest in the natural world through an understanding of how birds live and thrive in our area. This modest three hour walk will focus on the migrant songbirds. During spring migration, many species rest and feed in the midcoast during their long northbound trip. Warblers galore! Some are here to stay (Chestnut-sided, Black and White, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart) and some have farther to go (Wilson’s, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll). Other songbirds include Scarlet Tanager, thrushes, flycatchers, and White-throated Sparrow. Our locations are generally easy to navigate though uneven terrain and mud are common. Along the way we’ll learn how to identify these charismatic birds, and we’ll discuss their mind-boggling migration and what they’re up to in Maine.
Although we never know what we’ll find on a given day, we’ll take advantage of whatever species are present to truly get to know them. Our focus will be to give you the tools to identify birds on your own, maximize your time in the field by predicting where and when to be birding based on geography, habitat, weather and much more. Maine’s mid-coast offers varied terrain from lowland saltwater estuaries to rock strewn blueberry barrens. It’s an easy access birders paradise.
Spring Local Bird Walks:
Mondays and Thursday from 6:30-9:30AM beginning 5/15 through 6/13
Fall Local Bird Walks:
Monday and Thursday’s from 6:30 -9:30AM from 8/15 through 10/1 (tentative)
About the Guide
An avid birder since childhood, Kristen Lindquist wrote the Knox County section of the acclaimed birding guide Birdwatching in Maine and served as the first female member of the Maine Bird Records Committee. She guides bird outings around Maine for various organizations, including Maine Audubon and the Acadia Birding Festival.
Kristen attended Middlebury College in Vermont and received her MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in such venues as Down East, Bangor Daily News, as well as various literary/haiku journals and anthologies. She lives in her hometown of Camden, Maine, with her husband, novelist Paul Doiron.
What to Bring
- Sturdy shoes, preferably waterproof
- Binoculars, Camera
- Bug Spray
- Water and a snack
Call us at 207-236-8797 for more information.