DAMARISCOTTA — Mid-Coast Audubon is once again holding spring birding field trips. There will be protective limits, at least initially including the previously mandated social distancing, and mask wearing is required for all attendees.

There will be no carpooling unless those wishing to do so have all been fully vaccinated. Instead of meeting at a central point and carpooling to the field trip site, participants will meet at the site. Those who have a scope should bring it, since sharing of scopes is discouraged.

The movement of neo-tropical migrants north begins in earnest in May. Accordingly, “warbler-neck,” an affliction that affects those who seek views of beautiful, tiny wood warblers high in the trees, is the condition of the day.

All seven field trips — held from May 1 to June 8, from Searsport, Augusta, to Portland — are listed at midcoast.maineaudubon.org/events, with details on each trip, specific meeting locations, and what time to meet. Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

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