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2015 Downeast Birding Festival Schedule Grand Lake Stream

May 12, 2015

Woodcock WalkAmericanWoodcock Twp 43 Burdick2 x 2e

with Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Executive Director David Montague

Saturday, May 23, 7 – 9pm,

Grand Lake Stream

Led by David Montague of Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT), this will be a moderate walk on rolling terrain, exploring the habitat management practices which support woodcock through-out the year. Learn how the DLLT integrates timber management and wildlife habitat goals through a  “Focus Species Forestry” planning process.

Woodcock are among the focal species whose conservation management provides habitat for a variety of wildlife reliant on younger aged forests. Explore some of the small patches of early-successional habitat created in the Farm Cove Community Forest for woodcock by DLLT. Other birds encountered may include Ruffed Grouse, Chestnut-sided Warblers, vireos, and thrushes. Northern goshawks, ospreys, and bald eagles regularly patrol the area.

The walk will total about 2 miles round trip.  We will meet at the Snowmobile Clubhouse on Milford Road in Grand Lake Stream, 300 feet past the bridge on the right.

For more information call the office at 207-796-2100.