Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge

Caribou, Maine

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The refuge’s upland areas provide nesting habitat for warblers such as Blackthroated Green, Canada, Bay-breasted, Cape May, and Blackburnian Warbler. Boreal Chickadee and Gray Jay are also fairly common in upland woods here, as are Ruffed Grouse. American Black Duck, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ring-necked Duck, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron, and Belted Kingfisher frequent refuge wetlands. Upland Sandpiper, Bobolink, and Savannah Sparrow find suitable habitat on refuge grasslands.
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Birding Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

The refuge’s upland areas provide nesting habitat for warblers such as Blackthroated Green, Canada, Bay-breasted, Cape May, and Blackburnian Warbler. Boreal Chickadee and Gray Jay are also fairly common in upland woods here, as are Ruffed Grouse.

American Black Duck, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ring-necked Duck, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron, and Belted Kingfisher frequent refuge wetlands. Upland Sandpiper, Bobolink, and Savannah Sparrow find suitable habitat on refuge grasslands.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Caribou
Best Times: Spring brings a wave of migrant warblers. These are evident in midand late May and into early summer. Nesting waterfowl are also abundant at this time. In early spring, which means mid- to late April and early May in Aroostook County, American Woodcock arrive.
Local Contacts: Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 65, A3; Page 65, B2
Driving Directions: Directions to Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge

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