2015 Spring migrants, 2nd week of May....
Spring migration is ramping up. Near daily bird walks with The Natural History Center are turning up an ever-increasing number of birds, especially warblers. Outings to several local hotspots (MDI High School water treatment ponds, Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National Park, and the Babson Creek Preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust) has yielded 14 warbler species so far, including:
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
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