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Bird Feeding Celebration
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Bird Feeding Celebration

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Calendar Next session starts Jan 26, 2019 at 10 am

Join Maine Audubon in preparing to celebrate National Bird Feeding month in February!

Transform your backyard into a bird sanctuary with the help of The Nature Store.

Offering food and water nurtures birds through the harsh winter, and allows us the chance to observe them up close. This is also an excellent opportunity to introduce kids to the natural world right outside our windows. Join us for tips on how!

We will be offering informal talks throughout the day.

Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. 

 

Bird Monitoring
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Bird Monitoring

Free
Calendar Next session starts Jul 20, 2019
1 additional session on Aug 17, 2019

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 smac@maineaudubon.org

Mexico: Oaxaca Birding Trip
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Mexico: Oaxaca Birding Trip

$2,475

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Mar 16, 2019

Escape Maine’s winter doldrums on a week-long tour with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon to Oaxaca, Mexico. This tour offers excellent birding in an area of Mexico with a high concentration of endemic species around a city with a rich archaeological and cultural heritage. The city is located at the crossroads of several major biogeographic regions of Mexico, and its bird life is influenced by all of these. Among the resultant mixture are two dozen species endemic to Mexico, including West Mexican Chachalaca, Boucard's and Gray-barred wrens, Dusky and Beautiful hummingbirds, Bridled and Oaxaca sparrows, Gray-breasted Woodpecker, Russet Nightingale-Thrush, Red Warbler, and Slaty and Dwarf vireos. We'll look to see them against Oaxaca's rich backdrop of culture and ruins.

A full trip itinerary is available here: Maine Audubon Oaxaca Tour Itinerary

More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: MEXICO: OAXACA IN 2019 with MAINE AUDUBON

Nature Tuesday Group
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Nature Tuesday Group

Free

with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: January 22, 1:30-3 pm

We will explore another section on the trail of the Mill Brook Preserve. The trail follows the beautiful stream with amazing ice formations.  Parts of the trail are hilly so be sure to bring snow shoes, spikes and/or poles depending on the conditions after Sunday’s snow. We’ll be looking for animal signs as well.  On our prewalk we saw tracks of deer and scat of mink and coyote. 

The parking lot is at the junction of Methodist Road and 302.

About Millbrook Preserve 

Millbrook Map 

See you then, Davida 776-1876 and Kiya

 

Snowy Egret Day
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Snowy Egret Day

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 17, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience a day of family fun, including a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature and bird walks and more. There will be special programs for children as well as displays and information.

A used book dealer has given us a large amount of nature books so our used book sale will be HUGE this year.  We will also have excellent art books donated from the estate of Father Paul Plante.  Come join us for this fun-filled day and celebrate all that Maine’s largest salt marsh has to offer! This event is held in conjunction with the Friends of Scarborough Marsh.

Fee for some programs.

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

$8

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: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783

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

Wednesday Morning Bird Walk
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Wednesday Morning Bird Walk

$5
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.





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