PCSWCD’s annual bird walk with Maine Audubon Society & Forest Society of Maine

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Register and join us for a morning bird walk on Saturday, May 4 as we explore springtime birds at the Law Farm Nature Trails in Dover-Foxcroft! The Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District will be cohosting with Forest Society of Maine Conservation Specialist Kristin Peet, experienced birder, Shane Barker and Maine Audubon Society’s birder Nick Lund. Together, they will be leading a bird walk along the trails of Law Farm’s community forest and recreational trails starting at 8 a.m.

Lund is a Falmouth native and is Maine Audubon’s advocacy and outreach manager. He writes online as The Birdist, and has contributed to publications including Audubon Magazine, the Washington Post, NatGeo, Downeast, and more. He is the author of several books, including the “American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of Maine” and “The Ultimate Biography of Earth”. 

Peet joined the Forest Society of Maine in 2018 as the forestland conservation specialist to assist in developing new conservation projects. She graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in wildlife ecology and a master’s degree in forestry. Prior to her work with FSM, she managed wildlife populations and habitat, conducted research projects, and wrote grants for the Penobscot Nation’s Department of Natural Resources. Peet has 18 years of experience networking and collaborating with multiple agencies to complete a variety of projects. She is excited to join PCSWCD again for another year of birding!

Barker was led into birding as a hobby and has been birding for the last six years. Shane uses any opportunity he can — whether it’s driving around the state looking for rare birds that show up out of the blue or 18-hour state-wide trips on National Big Day. Barker has found birding to be a great way to get outside, see all sorts of places that you would otherwise never get to, and meet genuinely interesting people. This will be Barker and Peet’s third year working with PCSWCD and we look forward to welcoming them back along with Lund! 

Our hope is to view year-round birds in Maine and some returning springtime birds on the Law Farm Nature Trails. Bring your binoculars and cameras, wear your mud boots or other sturdy water-proof footwear, and join us as we hike out on the trails and along the field while we experience the joys of birds and their habitat at the Law Farm Nature Trails. It is also suggested to explore mobile applications to have installed for the day of the event, such as “Ebird” and “Merlin” which are both birding apps that are useful for this type of workshop. 

This annual bird walk is a great way for folks to enjoy local, outdoor educational and recreational trails while learning first-hand from these experienced bird watchers. Registration is required and we are limited to 25 people for this popular event. Registration can fill up fast and be made online at or by emailing for more information.

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