James Dorso Wildlife Management Area—Ruffingham Meadow

Belfast, Maine 04915

James Dorso Wildlife Management Area—Ruffingham Meadow

James Dorso Wildlife Management Area—Ruffingham Meadow Professional Review and Guide

"The 610-acre Ruffingham Meadow WMA was formed when Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife impounded Bartlett Stream. A small pond quickly formed, and the balance of the impoundment became wetland.

This soon attracted ducks, and Ruffingham Meadow became a prime destination for waterfowl hunters and later, for birders. Ducks flock to Dorso Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for the wild rice planted for them by the State of Maine. Look for Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, and Hooded Merganser. Other birds of interest include American Bittern, Least Bittern, Belted Kingfisher, Canada Goose, and Sora Rail. Upland portions of the WMA host American Woodcock, Ruffed Grouse, and Wild Turkey."

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Trail Information

Belfast
Nearby City
Springtime, the month of May in particular, sees considerable bird activity at Dorso WMA.
Best Times
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 14, B2
Local Maps

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Jul 2018