August 28, 2008

Bird Clubbers Traveling to Plum Island, Mass.

LEWISTON - The Stanton Bird Club will sponsor a field trip to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 6. The group will car pool from the Promenade Mall parking lot in front of Staples, leaving at 6 a.m. and returning around 4 p.m. Those going should bring a lunch.

Several varieties of waterfowl and shorebirds will be the center of interest for participants. Stanton field trips are free and nonmembers are invited. All experience levels are welcome.

Plum Island is a natural barrier island stretching along the Massachusetts coast between the mouth of the Merrimack River to the north and the mouth of the Ipswich River to the south. Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Plum Island is a stop-over for many migrating birds, and bird watchers from across the country travel to the site to see the variety of migrants.

For more information, contact trip leaders Tom and Susan Hayward at 782-5238.

The Stanton Bird Club is also sponsoring a fall bird walk series. The group will meet every other Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Dec. 3, and will visit a variety of local habitats. All experience levels are welcome.

Visit the Stanton Web site for a full listing of dates and locations or contact trip leaders Stan and Joan DeOrsey at 933- 2266.

For more information, call 782-5238, visit or e-mail questions to [email protected]

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