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Winter Waterfowl

January 8, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

hooded mergansers

With Dennis McKenna of Mid-Coast Audubon

Have you ever heard the “ahwoos” of Common Eiders or the “oodle-oo’s” of Long-tailed Ducks floating across the water on a crisp winter morning? Join Mid-Coast Audubon’s Dennis McKenna for a tour of the area’s waterfowl hotspots to look for Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers, Surf Scoters, and Common Goldeneyes, among others.

You are likely to see Common Eiders, the largest duck in North America. If you are lucky, you might spot a Long-tailed Duck, known to be one of the most “underwater” of the ducks – able to dive down 200 feet, and stay under 3 or 4 times as long as it stays on the surface!

We will meet at 110 Belvedere Road, Coastal Rivers’ Nature Center, and then drive in convoy-fashion to several locations between Damariscotta Mills and Pemaquid Point. The tour will end at Pemaquid Point.

Snow date: Sunday, January 9. We will notify participants by email of any changes in schedule.

Health & Safety

To protect the health and safety of our staff and program participants of all ages, we require that all participants who are eligible be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. You’ll be asked to confirm your vaccination status during registration.

How to register

This program is free, thanks to member support. Participation is limited to 15 people. To register, use the button below.


About Dennis McKenna

A life-long love of bird watching led Dennis to a position as President of the Hampshire Bird Club and as a member of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment Board while he was living in Massachusetts. Now a resident of Damariscotta, he is the Field Trip Chair for Mid-Coast Audubon and compiles the Pemaquid area Christmas Bird Count. He is also a long-time volunteer for Coastal Rivers and serves on Coastal Rivers’ Board of Trustees.

Hooded Mergansers photo by Tom Arter.


January 8, 2022
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
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Coastal Rivers’ Salt Bay Farm
110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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