Bog Brook Wildlife Management Area

Ellsworth, Maine

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Bog Brook WMA, like so many other prime birding sites in Maine, is owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIF&W). Great Blue Heron, Osprey, and Bald Eagle nest here, making Bog Brook Wildlife Management Area (WMA) a vitally important site. These large fish-eating birds are attracted by the flooded, dead timber, where fish commonly seek shade and shelter. The impoundment hosts Common Loon, American Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck, and Ring-necked Duck. Common Snipe and Spotted Sandpiper frequent the edge habitat, and Northern Harrier fly over the impoundment. Red-winged Blackbird and Common Grackle sit in the shrubs alongside the impoundment, and Tree Swallow dart about, picking mosquitoes and blackflies out of the air.
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by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

Bog Brook WMA, like so many other prime birding sites in Maine, is owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIF&W). Great Blue Heron, Osprey, and Bald Eagle nest here, making Bog Brook Wildlife Management Area (WMA) a vitally important site. These large fish-eating birds are attracted by the flooded, dead timber, where fish commonly seek shade and shelter.

The impoundment hosts Common Loon, American Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck, and Ring-necked Duck. Common Snipe and Spotted Sandpiper frequent the edge habitat, and Northern Harrier fly over the impoundment. Red-winged Blackbird and Common Grackle sit in the shrubs alongside the impoundment, and Tree Swallow dart about, picking mosquitoes and blackflies out of the air.

©  Tom Seymour/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Ellsworth
Best Times: Spring migration has much to recommend it; any time from mid-May until early November is a a worthwhile time to visit.
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 25, B2
Driving Directions: Directions to Bog Brook Wildlife Management Area

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