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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jan 17, 2019 at 8 am
2 additional sessions through Jan 31, 2019

The next bird walk will be Thursday, January 10 at 8 am.

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.

A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here:

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk
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Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

Calendar Next session starts Jun 5, 2019 at 7 am

Members $3, Nonmembers $5

The best birding is often early morning when birds are busy feeding. Look and listen for snowy egret, glossy ibis, herons, willet, sparrows and more.

We start our tours at the nature center and carpool to birding “hotspots” in the immediate area. Birders of all levels and abilities are welcome to join. This program is led by a variety of bird leaders.

Winter Fun on Fields Pond!


with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Maine Audubon is partnering with University of Maine, Curran Homestead Village, and the Maine Discovery Museum for a day of science, history, and fun on Fields Pond.  Activities begin at 10am and run until 3pm and will include: Winter lake ecology stations on the pond (10am-1pm), traditional ice-harvesting demonstrations (10am-3pm), hands-on ice-science experiments for kids at the Fields Pond Nature Center (1pm), and Belgian draft horse sleigh rides.  

Fun for the whole family, minutes from downtown Bangor!  

All Maine Audubon programs are free for members. Non-members are $10 individual/$20 family.  

Winter Tracking in the Field


with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Saturday, January 19, 9AM – 11AM

How many times have you found strange markings in the snow and wondered what made them?  Learn to identify the signs left behind by our wild neighbors and apply your skills from Thursday’s workshop as we head outdoors at Fields Pond for a morning of tracking wildlife. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Be prepared to be outdoors in winter weather.

Members: $10, Non-Members: $12


“Who Goes There?” Animal Tracking Workshop


with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next session starts Jan 17, 2019 at 6 pm

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Thursday, January 17, 6-8 pm

Learn to identify mammal tracks through slides, prints and casts. Bring a notebook to make your own track field guide and make a track cast to take home.  Great prep program for Saturday's field tracking workshop!  Appropriate for all ages.

Members: $8, Non-Members: $10


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