AUBURN – The Stanton Bird Club, LA Trails and the Androscoggin Land Trust are co-sponsoring a trip along the banks of the Androscoggin River on Saturday, April 22, in celebration of Earth Day.

Leaders Tom and Susan Hayward focus on two sections of the river in Auburn and two sections of the river in Lewiston to highlight the growing trail system of the twin cities.

Participants will visit the North River Road in Auburn, the River Walk though downtown Auburn, the River Walk in Lewiston, and finally the Gulf Island Pond area to look for nesting eagles.

At all stops leaders will focus on the early spring wildflowers in bloom and the arrival of early spring birds, including the great-blue heron, belted kingfisher, tree swallow, spotted sandpiper, and double-crested cormorant.

Those wishing to join the trip should meet at 9 a.m. at JC Penney parking lot in the Auburn Mall. The trip will conclude at noon. Call 782-5238 for details.

The Stanton Bird Club is a conservation organization offering monthly natural history programs and field trips throughout the state free. The club 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, visit

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