Sandy Point Wildlife Management Area—Stowers Meadow

Belfast, Maine

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As is the case with so many other WMAs, this site remains undeveloped. A rough, clay-bottomed road leads to the dam at the foot of the impoundment, where you can easily scan most open-water areas. Locals launch their canoes to the left of the dam. Sandy Point WMA is loaded with Ring-necked Duck and American Bittern. This is a key destination for anyone who wants to see, not just hear, an American Bittern. Also present are Least Bittern and Pied-billed Grebe. In years past this WMA supported the largest colony of Least Bittern found in Maine. Additionally, Sandy Point hosts a large population of Sora Rail as well as some Virginia Rail. Great Blue Heron frequent this shallow impoundment. Osprey also frequent the impounded area, offering close-up views as they hunt for fish.
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by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

As is the case with so many other WMAs, this site remains undeveloped. A rough, clay-bottomed road leads to the dam at the foot of the impoundment, where you can easily scan most open-water areas. Locals launch their canoes to the left of the dam.

Sandy Point WMA is loaded with Ring-necked Duck and American Bittern. This is a key destination for anyone who wants to see, not just hear, an American Bittern. Also present are Least Bittern and Pied-billed Grebe. In years past this WMA supported the largest colony of Least Bittern found in Maine. Additionally, Sandy Point hosts a large population of Sora Rail as well as some Virginia Rail. Great Blue Heron frequent this shallow impoundment. Osprey also frequent the impounded area, offering close-up views as they hunt for fish.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Belfast
Best Times: The spring migration ranks high. Come in mid-May, and after checking out the open-water section, take a walk through the upland area to the left of the access road. Summertime also presents lots of waterbird opportunities. Good birding ends with the fall migration.
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Sandy Point Wildlife Management Area
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 23, E2
Driving Directions: Directions to Sandy Point Wildlife Management Area—Stowers Meadow

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