Sandy Point Wildlife Management Area—Stowers Meadow

Belfast, Maine 04915

Sandy Point Wildlife Management Area—Stowers Meadow

Sandy Point Wildlife Management Area—Stowers Meadow Professional Review and Guide

"As is the case with so many other WMAs, this site remains undeveloped. A rough, clay-bottomed road leads to the dam at the foot of the impoundment, where you can easily scan most open-water areas. Locals launch their canoes to the left of the dam.

Sandy Point WMA is loaded with Ring-necked Duck and American Bittern. This is a key destination for anyone who wants to see, not just hear, an American Bittern. Also present are Least Bittern and Pied-billed Grebe. In years past this WMA supported the largest colony of Least Bittern found in Maine. Additionally, Sandy Point hosts a large population of Sora Rail as well as some Virginia Rail. Great Blue Heron frequent this shallow impoundment. Osprey also frequent the impounded area, offering close-up views as they hunt for fish."

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Trail Information

Belfast
Nearby City
The spring migration ranks high. Come in mid-May, and after checking out the open-water section, take a walk through the upland area to the left of the access road. Summertime also presents lots of waterbird opportunities. Good birding ends with the fall migration.
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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Sandy Point Wildlife Management Area
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 23, E2
Local Maps

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Jul 2018