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Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)
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Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)

Free

with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Nov 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: November 26

Hope to see you there.

Davida 776-1876 and Kiya

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

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Nov 21, 2019 at 7 am

Members: $5, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required, cash only

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

Managing our parks and neighborhoods with birds in mind
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Managing our parks and neighborhoods with birds in mind

Free
Calendar Next session starts Nov 22, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Stevens Avenue gate to Baxter Woods
Friday, November 22, 9–11 am

Registration not required. Optional sign up here.

Featuring staff from the City of Portland and Maine Audubon

An interactive walk and discussion in Portland’s Deering Center with Jeff Tarling of the City of Portland and Eric Topper of Maine Audubon to explore and envision bird habitat in the midst of diverse other uses. 

We’ll meet at the Stevens Avenue gate to Baxter Woods.  Please come prepared for up to two hours outdoors. Free and open to the public.

Presented as part of the "Mapping Portland: The Complete City" exhibition sponsored by the Portland Society for Architecture.

Birding Tour: Costa Rica
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Birding Tour: Costa Rica

$3,750

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jan 15, 2020

Join this private birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Scarlet Macaws, and a long list of other fabulous tropical birds and specialties in a beautiful country with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon.

This Costa Rica tour has been designed to sample many of the country's major habitats on a short tour while keeping travel time between sites to a minimum. Targeting many of Costa Rica's most charismatic bird species, we'll travel to the steamy Caribbean lowlands, up through the foothills and cloudforests of the bird-rich eastern slopes, into the gorgeous oak forests and the scrubby paramo of the high Talamanca mountains, and down into the transitional forests in the Pacific coastal lowlands. All along the way, we'll be staying in comfortable lodges or hotels, often with fantastic birding right outside our doors!

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

More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: Costa Rica 2020 with Maine Audubon

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

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Dec 5, 2019 at 8 am
12 additional sessions through Feb 27, 2020

Members: $5, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required, cash only

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

Birding Tour: Arizona
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Birding Tour: Arizona

$2,050

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Mar 14, 2020

Join this private birding tour for Arizona Winter Specialties with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon.

Southern Arizona is a fabulous place for a birding tour in winter! The wide San Rafael Grasslands seethe with a multitude of wintering finches. Scarce thrashers sing from mesquites in the desert near Phoenix. Thousands of Sandhill Cranes rise bugling from protected roosting sites in the Sulphur Springs Valley. A plethora of raptors ply the vast desert skies, searching for prey and thermals. Winter irruptives like Mountain Bluebirds and Lawrence's Goldfinches appear in varying numbers most years. And Mexican species wander across the border to add a tropical twist. Our mid-March timing also gives us a shot at some early spring migrants -- while all of the wintering birds are still on territory.

We'll be based in Phoenix for two nights and Tucson for four, and all of the areas we visit are easy day trips from very comfortable hotels. If you're looking to escape the winter blahs, head to southern Arizona for a truly exceptional winter birding experience!

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

More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: Arizona 2020 with Maine Audubon

Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh

$5

with Noah Gibb

Calendar Next session starts May 13, 2020 at 7 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Registration not required.

Join us for this Wednesday morning Bird Walk.  We meet at the Nature Center and check out the birds there and head to local hot spots in Scarborough.  We may hit Pine Point, the Eastern Trail, Pelreco and Dunstan Landing. 

 





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