Date: 9/6/17 11:40 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Berwick, ME
For those of you who may bird "across the border" in Berwick, ME, there
are some rules regarding visitation at this location.  Thanks to Ken
Janes for the update.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

> *From:* Ken Janes
> *Sent:* Monday, September 4, 2017 4:06 PM
> *To:* Maine birds
> *Subject:* [Maine-birds] Tuckahoe Turf Farm
> This is an update on birding at Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Berwick, Maine. 
> First, the name of the farm has been changed to Harvard Turf Farm so
> the eBird Hotspot name will be changed accordingly. Secondly, the
> company has placed some restrictions on access. There had been some
> damage to newly planted areas as birders drove into the fields where
> there had been some roads in the past.  The manager was going to
> restrict access completely but has agreed to allow birders onto the
> property but on a walking basis only.  The management will allow
> parking at their offices on Hubbard Rd and they have asked that
> walkers stay on the roads and not venture out onto the grass since
> they often spray crop protection chemicals. He will allow vehicles
> with Handicap designation driving access if the gate is open but they
> must stay on the roads also.   Remember this is a working farm with
> large trucks, tractors, mowers and irrigation equipment so be sure to
> stay out of the way of the workers when visiting.
> The Bates family that owns the farm and their manager are very
> interested in making the property available to birders and they
> understand that it is an important migration stop for uncommon birds
> such as Baird's Sandpiper and Buff-breasted Sandpiper as well as
> Golden Plovers.  Their cooperation is greatly appreciated so please
> treat the property with respect and hopefully we will have a good
> relationship going forward.
> Ken Janes
> Kennebunk Beach

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