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Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019

$175

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Sep 14, 2019 at 6 am

Members: $135 Nonmembers: $175

Maine Audubon’s annual fall pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor has long been a must-do outing for the region’s birders. The trip is so eagerly anticipated because of a great boat, great camaraderie, and, of course, great sightings of birds and marine mammals!

Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, both Great and South Polar Skuas, thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, Razorbills, and Common Murres. Beyond birds, the marine mammal and fish show can be equally stunning with six different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray seals, and schools of tuna seen over the years.

Information packet available here: Maine Audubon Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019

Registration questions: Beth Pauls – (207) 781-2330 x273

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 24, 2019 at 7 am

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

Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26

The L.L.Bean Birding Festival partners with Maine Audubon to present opportunities for all birders in beautiful coastal Freeport, Maine. On Saturday and Sunday we offer boat trips, guided walks, live bird presentations, kid’s crafts, activities with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and workshops.

Friday:

  • Our keynote speaker is Laura Erickson. Laura is a scientist, teacher, writer, wildlife rehabilitator, professional blogger, public speaker, photographer, and Science Editor for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She was the 2014 recipient of the ABA’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Award. Since 1986 Laura has produced the “For the Birds” radio program, which is now also available as a podcast.

Saturday:

  • Bird walks at Florida Lake, Pettengill Farm, and Wolfe’s Neck Farm for Agriculture and the Environment
  • Children’s bird walk with Laura Erickson
  • Live bird presentations by Center for Wildlife
  • Bird Sketching with artist Michael Boardman
  • Birds of Casco Bay boat trip
  • Birding by Ear presentation by Jerry Berrier of birdblind.org
  • Feature presentation by Matt Young, Collections Management Leader at Cornell’s renowned Macaulay Library
  • Owl prowl and bat walk

Sunday

  • Bird walks at Florida Lake, Pettengill Farm, and Tidebrook  
  • Birder’s Social, hosted by Robin Robinson, the founder, and admin of the Maine BIRDS Facebook page that has over 21,000 followers
  • Ray’s Talkin’ Birds live broadcast
  • Birds of Casco Bay boat trip
  • Live bird presentation by Chewonki
  • Bird comics workshop by Rosemary Mosco, science writer, naturalist and comic artist at birdandmoon.com

A full schedule of events will be available from L.L.Bean around the end of April

Seabirds of Matinicus Rock 2019

$100

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jun 7, 2019 at 8 am

Members: $80 Nonmembers: $100

A 32-acre island 18 miles offshore at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, Matinicus Rock is one of Maine’s most important seabird nesting colonies. Here, Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, Black Guillemots, Arctic and Common Terns, and Laughing Gulls all gather to nest. Motoring out of New Harbor aboard the Hardy III, we’ll cross the mouth of Muscongus Bay, passing close by the seabird colony at Eastern Egg Rock where roseate terns nest. With plenty of open-water habitat along our route, we could see a good array of pelagic species, including Wilson’s Storm-petrels, Northern Gannets, Common Murres, phalaropes, Great and Sooty Shearwaters, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and jaegers.

Information Packet: Seabirds of Matinicus Rock 2019

Spring Native Plants Walk: Annie Sturgis Sanctuary

$46

with Arthur Haines

Calendar Next session starts May 19, 2019 at 10 am

Maine Audubon and NEWS members:  $38

Non-members: $46

Join New England Wildflower Society's staff research botanist, Arthur Haines, for a hike through the Society's 40-acre property along the Kennebec River in Vassalboro.  Descend into the gully to visit a variety of lime-loving plants, including wild ginger(extremely rare in Maine) and an array of woodland wildflowers.

Please aware that some trails in Annie Sturgis Sanctuary are narrow and steep, making this trip moderately difficult and not appropriate for those with physical limitations.





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