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Curtis Farm Bird Walk with Derek Lovitch

Join us for a birding tour with Derek Lovitch at Curtis Farm Preserve. The Preserve hosts one of the most diverse ranges of habitat of all of HHLT’s preserves. As the migration unfolds you might see a wide variety of warblers from Blackburnian to Yellow, Indigo Buntings, and breeding Eastern Bluebirds. A large number of migrants are passing through in early May, so we probably won’t even make it to the water’s edge. If we do, expect American Black Ducks, Ospreys, and more. Young leaves in early May makes spotting birds easier, allowing us to develop our field identification skills.

If time allows, we may move to an additional HHLT preserve to see what else we can find! Please bring good walking shoes, binoculars, water, and snacks. Advance registration is required.


A Note About Registration:

In past years our Spring Birding Events have been very popular and have had long waitlists. This year we are trying a new system where everyone can pre-register and select as many of the three events as they are available for. This pre-registration form will be open April 10-17, after which we will fill the spots with the hope that everyone will be able to attend at least one event.  We will reach out to everyone via email to let them know of their spot by April 24. Thank you all for your patience as we try this new system!

Pre-registration for this event opens on April 10. 


Derek and his wife, Jeannette own and operate Freeport Wild Bird Supply, a retail store that caters to birders of all levels. The store serves as a vehicle for Derek to share his enthusiasm for birding, birds, and bird conservation. The store is also the home base for a growing tour guiding operation. His latest book is a fully revised second edition of Birdwatching in Maine: The Complete Site Guide, published in March of this year. He is also the author of How To Be a Better Birder and Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide, and was the “Tools of the Trade” Department Editor for Birding magazine for six years. His writing has appeared in Birding magazine, Birder’s Guide, Birder’s World, Bird Observer, Bird Watcher’s Digest, NJ Audubon, North American Birds, and others. Derek also enjoys hiking, exploring new natural areas, developing his native plant garden, good food, and beer.