Mid-Coast groups offer spring birding walks

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BATH — Conservation organizations around the Mid-Coast are offering birding excursions this month and in May.

A walk through the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Sewall Woods Preserve in Bath, led by Ted Allen of Merrymeeting Audubon, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19. The group will meet and carpool from the CVS at the Bath Shopping Center, Leeman Highway, at 7:30 a.m., then hike along Whiskeag Creek looking for migrating waterfowl. Contact Allen at 729-8661 for more information.

John Berry, a veteran birder with the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, will lead a walk through the Skolfield Shores Preserve in search of spring birds at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 9. The preserve is on Harpswell Neck Road, Route 123, just south of the Brunswick-Harpswell line. Contact Julia McLeod at 837-9613 or outreach@hhltmaine.org for more information.

A walk through the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15. Jan Pierson will lead a search for sparrows, boblinks, bluebirds and several species of warblers. Visit  btlt.org/birding or contact Lee Cataldo at 729-7694 or lee@btlt.org for more information.

Allen will be back at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 31, to lead birders through the Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, which is rich with vireos and migrating warblers. Participants can meet at the Bath CVS at 7:30 a.m. to carpool.