Birding Maine – Shorebirds Mark the Autumn in Maine

Maine is gorgeous in autumn. The crisp fall air, the apple-picking, the fiery colors of changing leaves: all make it my favorite time of year. However, we birders have another autumn event to look forward to: migration.

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On an early morning in September, I met Linda of the Wells Reserve for an estuary paddle. The sun was low on the horizon, but had already burned off the mist, leaving the air clear and cool. The tide ran halfway out, revealing a few feet of mudflats and the roots of marsh plants, glittering with a few drops of remaining dew. It was the perfect time to see shorebirds.

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