Saturday, May 11, 2013; 7 a.m.
Location: Great Pond Wildlands - North Gate, Bald Mountain Road, North Orland, ME
Contact: Paul Corcoran; (207) 949-0643
Website: greatpond trust.org
Paul Corcoran will offer a hike on the Wildlands’ new Birding Path to search for spring migrants, from warblers to woodcock. This easy hike of about 1.5 miles (round trip) passes a beaver pond or two and follows an old tote road to end atop a ledge overlooking Hothole Brook, with great views of Great Pond Mountain. The grassy marsh here is potential rail and bittern habitat. Meet with binoculars, water and snack at the North Gate on Bald Mountain Road (0.2 mi. from Winkumpaugh Rd. intersection) at 7 am, and we’ll carpool in to the Hothole Pond Trail. Rain or shine. Space is limited; pre-register with Paul by May 10 at 949-0643 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul Corcoran has led bird walks for Maine Audubon’s Penobscot Valley chapter and the Acadia Birding Festival.