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.
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