Winter birding in Maine can be fantastic along the coast, where seabirds are abundant along rocky capes and protected bays. We are going explore one such productive seabirding spot: Cape Elizabeth!
Join us as we explore Two Lights State Park, Crescent Beach State Park, Kettle Cove, and Dyer Point, where we will look for Purple Sandpipers, and numerous sea ducks including Harlequins, Long-taileds, Buffleheads, and scoters. There will also be a possibility of spotting the hard-to-find Razorbill, Dovekie, or King Eider. We may also venture to the Strawberry Fields in search of Snow Buntings and Horned Larks, or to Spurwink Marsh in hopes of seeing the elusive Short-eared Owl.
LOGISTICS: Dress in WARM layers and wear comfortable WARM walking shoes. Be sure to bring a hat, gloves, and toe/hand warmers if necessary. We will be spending most of our time along the coast where it is exposed and cold, so it will be easy to catch a chill if underdressed. Bring the following: filled water bottle or two, snacks, a bagged lunch, warm hat, warm coat, cozy under-layers, gloves, socks, waterproof hiking boots, etc., binoculars, camera (optional), scope (if you have/want one), notebook & field guide (optional), and a backpack in which you'll keep all your stuff. If you do not have binoculars, MYBC will provide you with a pair.
MEET UP and PICK UP: We will be meeting at 8:00 am at Dyer Point. Follow GPS directions to the address of the Lobster Shack at Two Lights (225 Two Lights Rd., Cape Elizabeth). However DO NOT park at the Lobster Shack. Take Two Lights Rd. to its dead end where you will see a dirt parking lot. We will be meeting in this parking lot (see photo of map below).
We will be done at 1:00 pm. Pick-up will be in the same parking lot at Dyer Point.
CARPOOLING: If you wish to carpool out of Biddeford with Lena Moser, please indicate this in your RSVP or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.