Friday, May 8, 2015

Androscoggin Riverwalk

DSC_0255 Follow the trail…

March 10, 2015: I have told you before that I like to count birds where no one else is counting them. When I first moved here last year I noticed this trail alongside route 1 in Brunswick and saw that it was an eBird Hotspot, but when I checked the data, very little had been submitted for this location. So, I made it my mission to go birding there and count the birds. While I have only managed to get there a few times, I feel that I have at least been able to contribute some data for this Hotspot. It is a pleasant walk along the Androscoggin River, but the one drawback is the sound of the constant flow of traffic along Route 1.

DSC_0256 This winter the river was frozen for a very long time!


DSC_0258 I found a hairy woodpecker searching for food on an overhanging limb!




DSC_0263 Bald Eagles circled overhead.


DSC_0267 Ring-billed Gulls resting on the ice shelf.


DSC_0268 A female Common Goldeneye found a bit of open water!



DSC_0271 “plook!”


DSC_0272 A sweet little Red-breasted Nuthatch!

Here is a list of the birds I saw on this one mile walk on March 10:

  1. Mallard, 2
  2. Common Goldeneye, 1
  3. Bald Eagle, 3
  4. Ring-billed Gull, 60
  5. Herring Gull, 1
  6. Rock Pigeon, 6
  7. Hairy Woodpecker, 1
  8. American Crow, 30
  9. Black-capped Chickadee, 5
  10. Red-breasted Nuthatch, 1
  11. American Robin, 1


So far only 36 species have been reported for this location, but I know there must be more! Now that spring has sprung, I need to go back and see what I can find along the Androscoggin Riverwalk in Brunswick, ME!

The Androscoggin River Bicycle Path is an eBird Hotspot


  1. Sounds like fun! I'm giving finals and you are birding:) Not fair!

    1. Chris, these are MY Finals as in, I was FINALLY able to get out and bird!

  2. Nice Kathie - looks like it was cold in March! Is that why your pictures are so cool
    Thanks Richard

  3. A great walk Kathie! The scenery is pretty, I hope all that snow and ice is history.. Love the cute birds and the duck.. Happy Birding!

    1. Eileen, the snow is long gone and the birds are back! Thanks!

  4. Well done Kathie for recording during all that snow and ice.

    1. Thanks Frank! the fact that they plow the trail makes it all possible!

  5. You photographs are really lovely and you do such a great jpb doing bird cournts


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.