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Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Sep 14, 2019 at 6 am

Members: $135 Nonmembers: $175

Maine Audubon’s annual fall pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor has long been a must-do outing for the region’s birders. The trip is so eagerly anticipated because of a great boat, great camaraderie, and, of course, great sightings of birds and marine mammals!

Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, both Great and South Polar Skuas, thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, Razorbills, and Common Murres. Beyond birds, the marine mammal and fish show can be equally stunning with six different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray seals, and schools of tuna seen over the years.

Information packet available here: Maine Audubon Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019

Registration questions: Beth Pauls – (207) 781-2330 x273

Bird Monitoring
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Bird Monitoring

Calendar Next session starts Aug 17, 2019 at 7 am

Change in Bird Monitoring at Scarborough Marsh

On Saturday with the heat index, it is suppose to be 107 degrees with high humidity, after talking with several other people, we decided that we should not do the bird monitoring on Saturday as usual. We can not postpone it until next weekend since we will be doing the Insect and Plant Biodiversity Day on July 27 (We hope people will consider coming to that.) So I thought we might be creative, if anyone is interested in doing a section, please be in touch and I will give you the materials for that section. You can reach me at or call 207-883-5100 and press 0.

Also please put August 17 from 7-10 for the next bird monitoring event on your calendar.Thank You, Linda

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Join us for a marsh-wide bird survey.  Participants will go on foot, canoe or kayak.  Novices welcome and will be paired with advanced birders.  We have been doing this survey for over 20 years.  All the data collected helps researchers determine the health of the marsh and is entered into eBird.

Advanced registration appreciated biut not required.  Call 207-883-5100 and press zero or e-mail

Daily Guided Canoe Tour
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour

Calendar Next session starts Jun 22, 2019 at 10 am

Members $11, Nonmembers $13
Children $10

Experience the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Paddling through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichogs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one.

This tour is suitable for both novice and experienced paddlers. 

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail or call 207-883-5100.

Early Morning Birding by Canoe Tour


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Aug 11, 2019 at 6:30 am

Paddle the Marsh as the sun rises over the water. Enjoy this magical time of day as the birds wake up and begin to feed. 

Forestry for Maine Birds
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Forestry for Maine Birds


with Sally Stockwell

Calendar Next session starts Sep 21, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Forestry for Maine Birds (FFMB) approach integrates bird conservation into forest management and planning. You will learn how to:

• Improve habitat for priority forest birds and a variety of other wildlife species

• Take care of your woodland

• Work with other forest management goals

• Enhance the value and enjoyment of Maine woodlands for many generations to come


Head Harbor Passage


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Aug 24, 2019 at 8 am

Members: $60 Nonmembers: $75

Join us for our third annual boat trip out of Eastport to explore the waters of Head Harbor Passage and look for birds and other wildlife. We'll time our trip to pass by the "Old Sow" whirlpool when high numbers of gulls will be feeding. Among the hundreds of Bonaparte's Gulls is our primary target, the rare Little Gull and this is a great time to be looking for other unusual birds like Lesser Black-backed, Black-headed, or even Sabine's Gulls. 

Local birders Chris Barlett and Woody Gillies will join us to help spot birds and provide insights and local knowledge of the area. 

Information packet: Head Harbor Passage 2019

Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza
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Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza

Calendar Next session starts Aug 31, 2019

Join us for fun on our last full weekend! We will have an end of the season sale in the store, door prizes, a used book sale, crafts for the kids, a bake sale on Saturday, children’s activity day on Sunday, and much more.

Nature Tuesday Group
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Nature Tuesday Group


with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Jul 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: July 23

Next Nature Tues. will be back at Audubon looking at the wild flowers at the height of summer. It is also and excellent time to see butterflies, caterpillars, dragonflies and damselflies. We will meet just inside Audubon at 1:30 and head out from there.

If you have a 10x lens, bring it along. Newcomb’s wildflower book is also useful.


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