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35th Maine Loon Count
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35th Maine Loon Count

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Calendar Next session starts Jul 21, 2018 at 7 am

On the morning of the third Saturday of July each year, over 1,000 volunteers venture onto lakes and ponds across the state to count loons. The observations recorded by our citizen scientist volunteers provide an excellent snapshot of Maine’s loon population.

The 2018 Loon Count will take place on Saturday, July 21. To sign up, contact Susan Gallo at 207.781.6180 x216 or sgallo@maineaudubon.org.
Please send her your name, address, and the lake or general area where you would like to count. We will be in touch in the spring with details.

Bald Eagles of Merrymeeting Bay 2018

$85

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Sep 22, 2018 at 8 am

Members: $60, Nonmembers: $85

Location: Boothbay Harbor

When Maine Audubon first began running this trip in 1969, sighting one or two eagles was all that could be expected. Since then, the Bald Eagle population has rebounded from the devastating effects of pesticide poisoning, and during last year’s trip we observed 66 eagles!

We will board the boat in Boothbay Harbor for a trip across Sheepscot Bay to the Sasanoa River then up the Kennebec River to Merrymeeting Bay. Weather and tides permitting, we will return to Boothbay via the Kennebec. The sheltered tidal waters of Midcoast Maine offer some of the most pleasant and scenic cruising to be found anywhere—plus excellent wildlife watching. In addition to bald eagles, expect other raptors, seals, sturgeon, shorebirds, and waterfowl along the way.

Important information about this trip: Coming soon!

 

Enhancing Fish Habitat
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Enhancing Fish Habitat

Free
Calendar Next session starts May 30, 2018 at 10 am

Free Workshop for landowners and foresters

Classroom Session: 10:00AM - noon
Field Session: 12:30PM - 2:30PM

Please bring your own bag lunch


Location: Milo Town Hall
6 Pleasant St.
Milo, ME 04463

Topics To Be Covered Include:

  • Importance of stream connectivity and fish habitat
  • Installation of environmentally friendly road/stream crossings
  • NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Information on program to providetechnical and financial assistance available

Continuing education credits are availablefor licensed foresters

Space is limited for this FREE WORKSHOP

Register by calling Maine Audubon at (207) 781-2330 x219 or emailing amcguirk@maineaudubon.org

L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival
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L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival

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Calendar Next session starts May 25, 2018

Join us for a weekend filled with events and activities for beginner and expert birders of all ages.

Download Full Events Brochure here. [pdf]

Friday 5/25: 6-9pm
Saturday 5/26:7 am-8:30 pm
Sunday 5/27: 7 am-5 pm

The L.L.Bean Birding Festival partners with Maine Audubon to present opportunities for all birders in beautiful coastal Freeport, Maine. We offer boat trips to explore the birds of Casco Bay, guided walks, live bird presentations, kid’s activities with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a variety of workshops. We’ll also explore the world of bats with Wildlife Acoustics and feature a live broadcast of Ray’s Talkin’ Birds. Our keynote speaker is renowned ornithologist David Sibley. Maine Audubon will be leading several outings throughout the weekend.

Please check brochure for location of each event. 

Selected highlights:

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 7:30-9 p.m. | Bat & Owl Prowl
Mast Landing Sanctuary

Come for a special evening event with Maine Audubon staff naturalist DougHitchcox and bat expert Danielle Gustafson. We’ll look and listen for bats,ovenbirds, barred owls and hermit thrush, and use Wildlife Acoustics’ batdetector to find bats that might not otherwise be identified.

SATURDAY, MAY 26 or SUNDAY, MAY 27 8:30 a.m.-Noon | Birds of Casco Bay Boat Trip, $75

Join Captain Peter Milholland from Seacoast Tours of Freeport and a guidefrom Maine Audubon for a scenic birding tour off the shores of several smallislands in Casco Bay. Peter, a marine educator for over 25 years, will take usto hidden coves and bays where we’ll search for seabirds. Space is limited—advance registration is required.

Native Plant Walk: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

$25

with Heather McCargo

Calendar Next session starts Jun 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

Members of Maine Audubon and Wild Seed Project: $20
Nonmembers: $25

Come learn about the interesting native wildflowers, ferns, trees and understory shrubs that grow in this beautiful mature woodland overlooking the salt marsh with views to the Atlantic.

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge -- Wells, Maine

Native Plants Walk: Portland's Eastern Promenade

$20

with Heather McCargo

Calendar Next session starts Jun 28, 2018 at 5 pm

Members of Maine Audubon or The Wild Seed Project: $16
Nonmembers: $20

The undeveloped parkland at the Eastern Promenade has a variety of native species intertwined with many exotic plants from other parts of the world. In this walk around the wilder edges of the Prom, we will explore the sex lives of plants and learn about the many ways to support pollinators in an urban environment. Meet at the Loring Memorial garden at the northwestern end of the park on Eastern Promenade street near the East End Community School.

What Have Loons Told Us? 35 Years of Maine Audubon’s Loon Count
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What Have Loons Told Us? 35 Years of Maine Audubon’s Loon Count

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 7 pm

Location: Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary, Mt. Desert

Thirty-five years ago, Mainers worried that loons on their lakes and ponds were disappearing. The Maine Audubon Annual Loon Count was born out of that concern, and today, 35 years later, and with the help of thousands of “citizen science” volunteers, we know that loons are definitely not disappearing. In fact, in many ways they are doing better than ever. This multi-media presentation covers the natural history of the Common Loon– from where they go in winter to where they build their nests and what they feed their young – as well as the many lessons learned over 35 years of loon counting with thousands of volunteers. While we’ve answered many loon conservation questions, many more remain. Learn about the history of this innovative project, and the things you can do to help make Maine an even better place for loons to thrive in the future.

What Have Loons Told Us? 35 Years of Maine Audubon’s Loon Count
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What Have Loons Told Us? 35 Years of Maine Audubon’s Loon Count

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 18, 2018 at 11 am

Location: Raymond, ME

Thirty-five years ago, Mainers worried that loons on their lakes and ponds were disappearing. The Maine Audubon Annual Loon Count was born out of that concern, and today, 35 years later, and with the help of thousands of “citizen science” volunteers, we know that loons are definitely not disappearing. In fact, in many ways they are doing better than ever. This multi-media presentation covers the natural history of the Common Loon– from where they go in winter to where they build their nests and what they feed their young – as well as the many lessons learned over 35 years of loon counting with thousands of volunteers. While we’ve answered many loon conservation questions, many more remain. Learn about the history of this innovative project, and the things you can do to help make Maine an even better place for loons to thrive in the future.





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