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video shot over a 4
period of a brood of Robins being raised
Check out this video
of a rescued baby hummingbird
CURRENT ISSUE: FALL 2014
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out the new Stanton Bird Club hats & T-Shirts. All
the fashionable birders are wearing them.
may be required to play some of these files
w/ Fish (7MB) (11MB)
Video (5 MB) (9MB)
Female Oriole (4MB) (7MB)
Orioles at Jelly (3.8MB) (7MB)
GoldFinch (2.6MB) (6MB)
Goldfinch at Feeder (2.75MB) (5.3MB)
Goldfinch Chick Begging (.8MB)
White-crowned Sparrow (1.8MB) (3.4MB)
Red-winged Blackbird (1.7MB) (3.2MB)
Summer Tanager (3.5MB) (6.5MB)
Starlings (3 MB) (6MB)
Starling Bathing (1.8MB)
Northern Shrike (1MB)
Pileated Woodpecker (1.9MB)
Cooper's Hawk (1.6MB)
Great Cormorant (1.1MB)
Eagle (2 MB)
Eagles on Nest (7.4 MB)
Peregrine Falcons (8.2
Puffins & Razorbills
Get reminders of upcoming meetings and fieldtrips
Sunday Afternoons at Thorncrag
At 1PM one dry Sunday per month in September, October, and November,
a nature guide is at the
Thorncrag gazebo to explain what highlights may befound on the trails.
Start your walk with great information and enjoy the sanctuary even
Levenhuk is giving SBC a commission on all binoculars and scopes
sold through this link. With a money-back guarantee you can't
Something no Maine Birder should do without
A free online system to record, store, and summarize your bird
observations. eBird welcomes submission of complete checklists
from each outing, and indeed any observation of birds, and provides
tools to help you trackyour life, state, year, county, yard, or
"patch" lists and much more
Download Stan DeOrsey's
printable "Where to Bird in
A comprehesive list of the best places to go birding in Androscoggin
County, complete with map, habitat and accessability keys
| SBC's own
Dave footer is the cover story on Lewiston Auburn Magazine.
Thorncrag and the Stanton Bird Club are featured as the cover
Sept./Oct. 2010 issue of
Lewiston Auburn Magazine.
And congratulations to SBC's own Dan Marquis for doing the photography
for these two stories.
Stanton Bird Club
was founded in 1919 and named in honor of Dr. Jonathan Y. Stanton,
a professor at Bates College in Lewiston. Over the years, a number
of parcels of land were donated to the Club. These donations have
grown to encompass 372 acres, known as the
Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, in
the heart of Lewiston, Maine's second largest city.
The Club also owns and manages the 401 acre Woodbury
Bird Sanctuary in Monmouth.
Club is made up of people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds,
but they all share a love of nature in general, and birds in particular.
Today there are some 300 club members, including about 20 Junior
Naturalists. A Board of Directors oversees the Club's
finances and activities, both of which have grown tremendously
in the last decade.
almost all of the Stanton Bird Club's activities are free of charge,
membership is encouraged because dues help finance stewardship
programs at Thorncrag and educational programs of the Junior Naturalists,
as well as help fund the Club's two other sanctuaries. Anyone
interested in membership can request
a membership brochure.
are held on the first Monday of the month from November through
May, starting at 6:30 pm at University of Maine L/A College on
Westminster Street in Lewiston. (Some exceptions do exist,
so please check the list) Visitors are always welcome and
the meetings are free and open to the public.
Stanton Bird Club offers numerous field trips throughout the year
to a variety of local hot spots in the Lewiston-Auburn area, as
well as state-wide and even to the coast of New Hampshire and
All trips are led by experienced birders.
We hope you'll join us in the field.
sure to check back on the field trip page to see the results of each outing, along
with any photos from the trip!
TRIP RESULTS ARCHIVES
Junior Naturalists Club is an educational outreach program, sponsored
and supported by the Stanton Bird Club
IT'S HAPPENING HERE
Dan Marquis photographed this Snowy Owl in Minot on February 2nd
This Snowy Owl was photographed at Biddeford Pool by SBC member Jim
Walker on January 16
Bluebirds in a Winterberry bush, found on the Christmas Bird Count