Orono Bog Boardwalk

Bangor, Maine

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
The Orono Bog Boardwalk takes birders through a series of habitats that would not otherwise be possible to traverse on foot. Besides the birds, Orono Bog is home to many different plants, insects, amphibians, and mammals. It is truly a nature lover’s dream. The birding potential for the Orono Bog Boardwalk may not yet be fully realized. The site is relatively new, and birders are just now discovering it. Compiling the list of birds seen from the boardwalk is an ongoing task. Of particular interest, though, are the migrating spring warblers. The bog hosts a great number of warblers—17 different warblers have been noted thus far. A warblerwatching trip here in May, with spring peepers and wood frogs serenading the birder, is highly recommended. Birds you would expect to see around wetlands and ponds are here, too, including Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Kildeer, Common Snipe, Canada Goose, and a number of ducks.
Birding Maine

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Birding Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

The Orono Bog Boardwalk takes birders through a series of habitats that would not otherwise be possible to traverse on foot. Besides the birds, Orono Bog is home to many different plants, insects, amphibians, and mammals. It is truly a nature lover’s dream. The birding potential for the Orono Bog Boardwalk may not yet be fully realized. The site is relatively new, and birders are just now discovering it.

Compiling the list of birds seen from the boardwalk is an ongoing task. Of particular interest, though, are the migrating spring warblers. The bog hosts a great number of warblers—17 different warblers have been noted thus far. A warblerwatching trip here in May, with spring peepers and wood frogs serenading the birder, is highly recommended. Birds you would expect to see around wetlands and ponds are here, too, including Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Kildeer, Common Snipe, Canada Goose, and a number of ducks.

©  Tom Seymour/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Bangor
Best Times: Beginning in mid-May, birders enjoy the warbler migration. Nesting waterfowl are also in evidence at this time. May and June are excellent times to hear, if not see, the thunderous, pumping call of American Bittern.
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 23, A3
Driving Directions: Directions to Orono Bog Boardwalk

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018