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Fort Foster

Fort Foster, located in Kittery, is one of the premiere birding destinations in Maine.  Located in Portsmouth Harbor, the 88 acre site includes 3 beaches with a trail system that connects the beaches together. A long pier extends off shore providing excellent platform for viewing water birds off shore as wells as views of Whaleback Lighthouse and Jerry's Point Lifesaving Station.

We will explore the habitats of Fort Foster, searching for the beaches and trails for any lingering migrant birds and our returning winter visitors. We will, of course, keep our eyes peeled for any rarities that might be hanging around.

LOGISTICS:  Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Bring the following: filled water bottle, a bagged lunch and snacks, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, binoculars, camera (optional), scope (if you have 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 entrance to Fort Foster on Pocahontas Road in Kittery, ME.   Pickup will be at 12:00 in the same spot.

CARPOOLING: If you wish to carpool out of Westbrook with Marion or out of Biddeford with Seth please note in your RSVP or contact us at

Earlier Event: October 20
Mount Agamenticus pt. II
Later Event: December 29
Christmas Bird Count Pt. II