Perry: Passamaquoddy Walking Path

Sunday, May 28

7 - 10 am

Guide: Anne Archie

Join us for an enjoyable stroll along the Passamaquoddy walking path as we look for birds through diverse coastal habitats. This paved path is located on the Passamaquoddy Reservation at Pleasant Point, also called Sipayik, and was once part of a railroad bed that ran to it's terminus in Eastport. A wide variety of migrating warblers and other passerines can be seen feeding and singing all along the path during early morning including American redstart, Wilson's warbler, blue-headed vireo, and ruby-crowned kinglet. Savannah sparrow and Nelson's sparrow nest in the open fields next to the ocean. Look for shorebirds such as short-billed dowitcher and wilson's snipe around the edges of the brackish pond. Swamp sparrow and common yellow-throat can be found in the marshy areas.

This is an easy, flat, paved path, with short forays on grassy paths and beaches. There are no bathroom facilities.

Where to start: From Route 190, turn onto Bayview Drive at Pleasant Point; continue straight onto Treatment Plant Road and park in the lot where the road ends.