Common yellow throat warbler. Carl CostanziNORWAY — Join the Western Foothills Land Trust for its 36th annual bird walk on Saturday, May 14. Birders of all levels of experience are invited to join the walk through a variety of habitats at Roberts Farm Preserve.

Saturday is World Migratory Bird Day and Maine’s birds are returning home.

Participants for Saturday’s walk will gather at the warming hut at Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, at 7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars, bird guides, and your curiosity. There is often a blend of expert birders and beginners; all are welcome.

In years past, between 30 and 40 species of birds have been identified in two hours. There is no charge, but donations are welcome and will be used toward the upkeep of the preserve.

Register by email: [email protected].

Last summer, thanks to a project supported by Fish and Wildlife Services, a MOTUS wildlife tracking receiver was installed on the warming hut at Robert’s Farm Preserve. One of approximately 150 receivers in the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, the data collected helps wildlife managers across North America better conserve a range of species from woodcock to bats, and songbirds to butterflies.

To view the list of species detected by the Roberts Farm receiver, visit: motus.org.

Western Foothills Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native ecosystems, farm and forest lands, watersheds, and scenic landscapes for the benefit of wild and human communities in western Maine.

For more information and how you can get involved, visit wfltmaine.org

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