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Birding Basics: Behavior

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Nov 1, 2018 at 7 pm

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks to revisit the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

When we go birding, we get a quick glimpse into the lives of those birds. This week we will focus on learning about bird behavior and analyzing exactly what it is birds are doing throughout the day.

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Other sessions:

November 15 - Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

Birding Basics: Finding Birds

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Oct 25, 2018 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

You've got the tools, you know how to identify them, but where are they?! This class will focus on how to attract birds to your yard and how to find birds.

Other sessions:

November 1 - Birding Basics: Behavior

November 15 - Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

Birding Basics: Identifying Birds

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Oct 11, 2018 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

Identifying birds: There are 10,000 species of birds in the world -- with 455 spotted in Maine -- but which is the one you are looking at right now? This class will teach you the essentials of identifying birds: from beak to tail, we will teach you the things to look for when identifying birds.

Other sessions:

October 25 - Birding Basics: Finding Birds

November 1 - Birding Basics: Behavior

November 15 - Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Nov 15, 2018 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks to revisit the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

Now that you know the basics of birding, why do it? Learn how the sightings you make while out birding can contribute back to scientists on a local and global level. We will discuss data collection techniques and explore various citizen science projects including the Great Backyard Bird Count, eBird, and more!

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Let's Go Birding

$30

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Oct 20, 2018 at 8 am

Members: $20, Nonmembers: $30

Join us on a "leader's choice" van trip to birding locations in southern Maine. The exact destintion hasn't been chosen yet but we will take advantage of recently reported rarities or hotspots that will make our morning most porductive. 

We will leave Gilsland Farm in Falmouth at 8:00AM and plan to be back around 11:00AM but we ask that people are flexible with the return time. We make stops for bathrooms as needed, which can add time to the trip, and something the birding is too good to wrap up on time!

Let's Go Birding

$30

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Nov 6, 2018 at 7 am

Members: $20, Nonmembers: $30

Join us on a "leader's choice" van trip to birding locations in southern Maine. The exact destintion hasn't been chosen yet but we will take advantage of recently reported rarities or hotspots that will make our morning most porductive. 

We will leave Gilsland Farm in Falmouth at 7:00AM and plan to be back around 10:00AM but we ask that people are flexible with the return time. We make stops for bathrooms as needed, which can add time to the trip, and something the birding is too good to wrap up on time!

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
Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 2 pm
1 additional session on Oct 9, 2018

Next meeting: September 25, 2 - 3:30 pm

Our next Nature Tuesday is September 25 from 2:00 to 3:30 to accommodate the tide.  

We will meet at the Eastern Trail on Pine Point Road in Scarborough. Please meet in the parking lot.

138 Pine Point Road, Scarborough

Please note change of time for this walk only.

The shore birds are migrating, the marsh is turning its fall colors, there are late summer flowers, it’s a beautiful time to be in Scarborough Marsh.

Please bring binoculars.

 





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