The Augusta Bird Club will offer a Migration Exploration — Ospreys and Alewives Saturday mornings in May.

An astounding 56 species of birds (19 different warblers) and thousands of alewives were seen last year on Harrison Avenue Nature Trail in Gardiner to become a 2019 Kennebec birding hotspot and the go to place to observe river herring on Cobbossee Stream, according to a news release from the club.

Club members, Maine Master Naturalists and Upstream will highlight the beauty and the multitude of species that thrive on the stream.

Bring binoculars and park at the New Mills Dam parking lot on Route 126/Cobbossee Avenue in Gardiner for this free 1-mile hike.

Bird explores are set for 7 a.m. May 9, 16, 23 and 30 and 10 a.m. nature hikes are scheduled for May 9 and 23.

The club also will lead weekday bird walks on Harrison Avenue Nature Trail during the month of May.

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