Bird club plans coastal field trip

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LEWISTON – Numerous sea birds will be the observation target for participants in a coastal field trip sponsored by the Stanton Bird Club on Saturday, Jan. 13. Portland’s Back Cove and Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth are the destinations.

The group will car pool from the Promenade Mall parking lot in front of Staples, leaving at 8 a.m. and returning around 4 p.m.

The birds the group hopes to see include wintering ducks such as common eiders, scoters, long-tailed ducks and winter loons, as well as some uncommon sea birds such as harlequin ducks and the northern gannet.

Stanton Bird Club field trips are free and nonmembers are welcome. For more information, contact trip leader Dan Marquis at 784-8397.

The club is a conservation organization offering monthly free natural history programs and field trips throughout the state. The organization welcomes new members whose dues help to provide land stewardship at three sanctuaries owned and managed by the club in Lewiston and Monmouth. For more information, call 782-5238 or visit the Web site at www.stantonbirdclub.org.

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