A morning of birding is set for 7-9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Tenmile River Demonstration Forest, located on the Hiram/Brownfield town line.

The event is hosted by the Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District.

The demo forest is part of the migration route for many birds, and in spring the forest comes alive with the songs of warblers and the sight of birds flitting through the understory, according to a news release from Chantelle Hay, education and outreach coordinator for the district.

This walk is intended for all levels of birders and bird-curious people. Trip leader Joe Scott will help identify birds by both sight and sound.

Participants should bring binoculars and wear sturdy hiking or walking shoes. The walk is on easy to moderate level hiking trails. Layered clothing and hats are recommended, as well as sun screen, insect spray and water.

Scott is an experienced birder whose most recent activities include volunteering for the Maine Bird Atlas, organizing a section of the Christmas Bird Count, and leading Bird Walks for the Greater Lovell Land Trust. His favorite time of the birding year is spring migration.


This event is free; participants are asked to register by visiting oxfordcountyswcd.org/workshops. The registration deadline is Friday, May 26.

For more information, contact Hay at OxfordCountySWCD@gmail.com or 207-744-3111.



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