L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival
Join us for a weekend filled with events and activities for beginner and expert birders of all ages.
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.
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.
3-Day Event: May 25 - 27th, 2018
L.L. Bean Flagship Store
95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 Get directions