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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!

Cancellation Policy

Fall Wildflower Walk at Coffin Wildflower Reservation

$25

with Heather McCargo

Calendar Next session starts Sep 29, 2018 at 10 am

The Coffin Wildflower Reservation in Woolwich is one of nine owned by the New England Wildflower Society. Hilly woods, a brook, and 1,256 feet of sandy shore and tidal marsh make up the 177-acre area, which borders lovely Merrymeeting Bay, well-known for its diversity of waterfowl. Hike the woodland trails along the east side of the bay to a large, old stand of bigtooth aspen and fascinating freshwater estuary plants that are limited to this rare habitat type.

This program is co-sponsored by the New England Wildflower Society, and will be led by Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project.

Full Course

Field Sketching Workshop

$50

with Sherrie York

Calendar Next session starts Oct 13, 2018 at 10 am

Members $40, Nonmembers $50

Field Sketching Basics

Join artist Sherrie York for a 3-hour outdoor introduction to Field Sketching.

Field sketching is a vauable tool for artists, scientists, gardeners, journalers, and anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. Even if you think you can't draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes.  In this workshop we will cover sveral basic drawing and observation skills and techniques, including contour, memory, and gesture drawing.  Non-artists welcome and encouraged.

Participants should bring:

  • A sketchbook at least 7" x 10"
  • A #2 (HB) pencil
  • A portable camp chair or stool
  • Clothing apropriate for being outside in October
  • Optional: snacks, water, other drawing materials

 

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!





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