Hamilton Audubon

Common Eider
Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary has a mile of trails through open meadows and mixed woodland along a peninsula in the New Meadows River. Spurs to a freshwater marsh overlook vistas of Back Cove. Wood Ducks are sometimes found in the marsh of this former ice pond. Broad-winged Hawks and Pileated Woodpeckers move in and out of the forested areas. Bobolinks gurgle from the high grass of the meadows. Common Yellowthroats, American Redstarts, and Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian, Nashville, Black-throated Green and Wilson’s Warblers have been found here. Great-crested Flycatchers are noisy when present. The cove can be good for Common Eiders with young in early summer and Snowy Egrets in late summer. At low tide, check mud flats for shorebirds.
Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off Route 1, left onto New Meadows Road, which turns into Foster Point Road after the stop sign. The sanctuary is four miles from Route 1, three miles from the beginning of Foster Point Road.

GPS: 43.866569, -69.887920