Events & Programs: Adult


  • March
  • Greater Bangor Birding Field Trip
    • Saturday Mar 7, 2015 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Join Doug Hitchcox on a trip to a few of his favorite locations he birded during his ‘college-days’. Early March is a great transition from winter to spring birds, so let’s track down some feathered friends and reminisce.

    Meet at Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

    Leader: Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Naturalist

  • Scat and Tracks
    • Saturday Mar 7, 2015 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00
    • Family: $10.00

    Enjoy an afternoon exploration of animal scat and tracks that critters leave behind. Participants will learn to find and identify tracks, reading the stories they tell.  A limited supply of snowshoes are available. Please bring your own if you have them.

    Leader: Gudrun Keszoecze, Naturalist, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

  • Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: A Dog’s History of the World: Canines and the Domestication of Humans by Laura Hobgood-Oster
    • Thursday Mar 12, 2015 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Orono Public Library
    • Free

    Canines and humans have depended upon one another for tens of thousands of years. Humans took the initial steps of domesticating canines, but somewhere through the millennia, dogs began to affect the future of their masters. Hobgood-Oster reveals how the relationship has been marked by both love and exploitation.

    Leader: Joyce Rumery

  • Birding Basics: Birding by Ear
    • Thursday Mar 12, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $10 - Non-members: $15

    With the start of 2015, it is time we 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 – review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

    Week 5: Spring is right around the corner and that means the birds will be singing. Being able to identify birds by their calls is a skill that will greatly improve your birding and help you quickly distinguish different species. This class will teach you techniques for remembering and identifying bird songs.

  • Stream-Smart Road Crossing Workshop – Rockland
    • Friday Mar 13, 2015 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Maine Lighthouse Museum
    • Price: $35.00

    This workshop will cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation. The emphasis will be on maintaining and restoring the habitat and economic values of the stream. Workshop presenters will include professionals from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Maine Forest Service, ProjectShare, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Maine Coastal Program, NOAA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

    Participants in this workshop will receive recertification credit for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Voluntary Contractor Certification Program. This workshop should be helpful to all professionals who are responsible for road-stream crossings including, contractors, road commissioners, public works departments, conservation commissions, engineers, planners, land trusts, watershed groups and private landowners.

    Workshops are offered in four different locations in Maine—content is the same for all workshops.

  • Lets go birding! – Van trip
    • Saturday Mar 14, 2015 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $20 - Non-members: $30

    Join our staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a morning van trip to a local hot spot in search of birds! The destination of this trip will remain TBA so we can be flexible based on what birds are being seen, though we are likely to stay around York and Cumberland Counties. This will be a van trip, leaving from Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, so register early because space is limited.

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Mar 14, 2015 8:00 am – 9:30 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Join experienced birders and explore the mixed habitats that surround the nature center. Each month will bring different birds to the forefront. Please dress for the weather.

  • Winter Writing Workshop: What Would a Bear Write?
    • Saturday Mar 14, 2015 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    Explore your inner bear through poetry and short-story writing exercises inspired by some favorite animal-loving authors. Writing and sharing will be interspersed with stretching of legs and the imagination as we walk along the forest edge and wonder about the winter landscape and the wildlife hidden from view.

    Come prepared for the weather – warm refreshments will be provided.

    Leader: Cheryl Daigle, writer, photographer and conservationist

     

  • Owl Prowl
    • Tuesday Mar 17, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Caribou Bog, Orono
    • Price: $5.00

    March is when owls are most active. They’re hooting to establish pairs and territories. We’ll take a walk into the woods to hear and possibly see feathered nocturnal beauties. Please bring a flashlight.

  • Yoga & Nature
    • Saturday Mar 21, 2015 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $40.00 - Non-members: $50.00

    Celebrate the spring equinox! Join us for a yoga workshop in southern Maine to welcome in the season of renewal and growth. Local yoga teachers along with Maine Audubon naturalist/yoga teacher Holly Twining will offer up a movement journey.

    We will nourish ourselves with healthy food, and go on an outdoor exploration. Beginners are welcome.

  • SPEAKER SERIES: Climate Change Update – Maine Wildlife in Trouble
    • Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00

    BullMoose_CREDIT_DonnaDewhurstJoin us for a panel discussion to learn about the latest threats to Maine wildlife and plant species. Maine Audubon biologists and regional experts will discuss:

    * Which species are most vulnerable and why
    * How sea level rise affects Piping Plovers, Least Terns and other shorebirds
    * Pests and diseases and their effects on moose and loons
    * Threatened habitats
    How warming waters are affecting many of our cold water fish, like brook trout and Atlantic Salmon

    About the Speaker Series

    Maine Audubon’s new monthly speaker series presents interactive lectures and discussions designed to stimulate conversation and concern around critical wildlife and habitat issues. The series features the region’s leading conservation experts to share research and propose solutions.

    Sponsored by Maine Magazine

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  • Stream-Smart Road Crossing Workshop – Bar Harbor
    • Thursday Mar 26, 2015 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • MDI Biological Laboratory, 159 Old Bar Harbor Road
    • Price: $35.00

    This workshop will cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation. The emphasis will be on maintaining and restoring the habitat and economic values of the stream. Workshop presenters will include professionals from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Maine Forest Service, ProjectShare, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Maine Coastal Program, NOAA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

    Participants in this workshop will receive recertification credit for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Voluntary Contractor Certification Program. This workshop should be helpful to all professionals who are responsible for road-stream crossings including, contractors, road commissioners, public works departments, conservation commissions, engineers, planners, land trusts, watershed groups and private landowners.

    Sponsored by the National Park Service and Friends of Acadia. Please note that there is no charge for Mount Desert Island municipal officials, residents, contractors, students, etc.
    Click here for downloadable registration form.

    Workshops are offered in four different locations in Maine—content is the same for all workshops.

  • Birding Basics: Making it Count
    • Thursday Mar 26, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $10 - Non-members: $15

    With the start of 2015, it is time we 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 – review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

    Week 6: 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!

  • Learn the Ansers – Field Trip
    • Saturday Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Abagadasset River Mouth
    • Members: $20 - Non-members: $30

    Join our Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a field trip to his favorite location for migrating waterfowl in the spring: the Abagadassett River. On the north end of the Merrymeeting Bay, this outlet attracts a variety of ducks each spring and has included some rare and unusual species over the years. Previous highlights from here have included Eurasian Wigeon, “Common” Teal, Tufted Duck, Canvasback, and Barrow’s Goldeneye.

    *Not a typo! – Ansers, short for Anseriformes, are an order of birds that includes all of the ducks, geese, and swans that occur in Maine.

  • Signs of the Seasons Training
    • Monday Mar 30, 2015 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Signs of the Seasons is a citizen science program that trains volunteers to observe and record phenology, which is the timing of seasonal changes in plants and animals. Program training includes information on the history and science of phenology, the connection to our changing climate and an overview of the current research being conducted.

    Participants will gain practical experience for observing and recording plant and animal life cycles in their own backyard, schoolyard or other community location. Additionally, participants will learn how their observations become valuable data when added to Nature’s Notebook, the national online database hosted by the USA-National Phenology Network.

    Visit http://umaine.edu/signs-of-the-seasons/  for more information on the Signs of the Seasons program or e-mail questions to Elissa Koskela elissa.koskela@maine.edu.

    University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant coordinate Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program in partnership with: the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), Acadia National Park, Schoodic Education and Research Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Maritime Academy, Maine Audubon, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, University of New Hampshire Sea Grant/Cooperative Extension, and climate scientists and educators at the University of Maine.

    Monarch Photo by Gene Nieminen, US Fish and Wildlife

  • Night Sounds
    • Tuesday Mar 31, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Come and enjoy the nature center grounds as darkness descends. We’ll hope to hear amphibians, owls, and woodcock.

    Wear footwear suitable for wet, muddy conditions.

  • April
  • Stream-Smart Road Crossing Workshop – Augusta
    • Wednesday Apr 1, 2015 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Associated General Contractors of Maine
    • Price: $35.00

    This workshop will cover road-stream crossing projects from site assessment to permitting and installation. The emphasis will be on maintaining and restoring the habitat and economic values of the stream. Workshop presenters will include professionals from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Maine Forest Service, ProjectShare, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Maine Coastal Program, NOAA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

    Participants in this workshop will receive recertification credit for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Voluntary Contractor Certification Program. This workshop should be helpful to all professionals who are responsible for road-stream crossings including, contractors, road commissioners, public works departments, conservation commissions, engineers, planners, land trusts, watershed groups and private landowners.

    Workshops are offered in four different locations in Maine—content is the same for all workshops.

  • Nature Poetry Reading
    • Tuesday Apr 7, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, join word enthusiasts at the nature center for an evening of poetry. Share your favorite nature or environmental poem. Your poem could be obscure, well-known, or one you wrote yourself.

    If you prefer, just come to listen to the beauty of poetry about nature.

    Leader: Christina Diebold

  • Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Thursday Apr 9, 2015 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Orono Public Library
    • Free

    Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. This time around, the cataclysm is us.

    Tracing the evolution of extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines to provide a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us.

    Leader: Joyce Rumery

  • Wild Poetry: a nature writing workshop
    • Saturday Apr 11, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00
    • Children under 12 free

    Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month! Set your imagination free and explore the wonders of nature.

    Enjoy an outdoor adventure, hear great poetry (bring a favorite sample), write your own poetry, and share your writing and/or art.

     

  • Penobscot Valley Stargazers: Presentation and Stargazing
    • Monday Apr 13, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Enjoy a presentation and then get outdoors to take a close look at the stars with the Penobscot Valley Stargazers.

    Lucy Albert, guest from the Acadia Astronomical Society, will presentJames Webb Space Telescope – Update on the Next Space Telescope.

     

  • Portland Patches: Eastern Promenade
    • Tuesday Apr 14, 2015 7:00 am – 9:00 am
    • Eastern Promenade, Portland
    • Members: $10 - Non-members: $15

    Every birder should have a patch. A birding patch is a place a birdwatcher can visit regularly, know intimately, and enjoy deeply. Portland has many accessible locations that are great for birding throughout the year and we can introduce you to them.

    The microhabitats along Portland’s East End can support a surprising amount of avian diversity. Join our staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a walk around the Eastern Promenade to identify ducks, gulls, songbirds, and hopefully some of our early returning southern migrants.

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Apr 18, 2015 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Join experienced birders and explore the mixed habitats that surround the nature center. Each month will bring different birds to the forefront. Please dress for the weather.

  • Spring Work Party
    • Saturday Apr 18, 2015 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Let’s move to action and work as a team to make improvements to our beloved building and grounds. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. No job is too big or small.

    Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move both adults and youngsters to action.

    Lunch will be served or bring your own. Please call 989-2591 for details or if you’re group would like to set up a Saturday Work Party in March or May.

  • Speaker Series: Earth Day Film Festival 2015
    • Wednesday Apr 22, 2015 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $5 - Non-members: $8

    Join Maine Audubon and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) for a special Earth Day screening of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Maine Audubon and AMC members receive a discounted entrance fee. Join us for a fun evening of food, drink and conservation films!

    Food and drink starts at 6:30 pm. Film screening begins at 7 pm. We expect that this event will sell out – please register online to reserve your seat!

    Films:

    The list of films is coming soon!

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  • April Live Wildlife Show
    • Friday Apr 24, 2015 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10 Child Members: $10
      Adult Non-members: $15 Child Non-members: $10

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    Join us for our annual spring live animal show at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center!

    Our friends at Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so that we can get a closer look at some of the wildlife we work to protect.

    The show takes place indoors and is easily accessible for all. Our live animal shows usually sell out, so register soon. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available.

  • Appalachian Mountain Club of Maine Presents: Adventures in Baxter State Park and the Maine Woods Initiative
    • Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Peter Roderick who was recently awarded the title, “Mr. AMC” will share some winter adventures in Baxter State Park and tell us about AMC’s 67,000 acre Maine Woods Initiative.  Members of the MWI committee as well as staff from the Greenville office will be present to answer questions.

    AMC has created a place of learning as well as a world-class lodge system on their land in the 100 mile wilderness, the last really wild stretch of the Appalachian Trail before Katahdin. A partnership with surrounding and inholding landowners complete a multiuse timberland where one can fish, hike, bike, canoe, camp, and ski.

    6 p.m. potluck; 7 p.m. presentation

  • May
  • Salt Marsh by Canoe
    • Friday May 1, 2015 – Wednesday Sep 30, 2015
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Daily by registration only
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Price: $11/person with a 10 person minimum

    This 1 1/2 hour program provides a special opportunity for participants to explore the salt marsh. During this unique paddle adventure participants become a part of the dynamic Dunstan River habitat, observing its inhabitants in their natural setting. We will see crabs, fish, feeding birds, edible plants and more!
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  • Salt Marsh Nature Explorations
    • Friday May 1, 2015 – Wednesday Sep 30, 2015
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Daily by registration only
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Price: $5/person with a 10 person minimum

    In this 1 1/2 hour interactive exploration, students have the opportunity for hands-on learning about the adaptations of plants and animals unique to the salt marsh. Participants will have a chance to catch and release fish, look through algae to find small organisms feeding there, and test the unique characteristics of the marsh mud in comparison to the upland soil. 
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  • Yoga & Nature
    • Saturday May 2, 2015 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $30.00 - Non-members: $40.00

    Join us for a spring yoga workshop during the magical occurrence of dusk turning to evening. Om Land Yoga teachers will offer up a movement journey. We will nourish ourselves with healthy food, and go on an outdoor exploration.

    Beginners are welcome.

  • Spring Fest
    • Saturday May 9, 2015 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Join our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. This year’s activities will include bird walks, a children’s activity area with Stillwater Montessori, a nature exploration and more.

    All ages, get out in nature and spend some time with us!

    7 – 8:30 a.m.           Bird Walk w/ Bruce Barker and Jerry Smith

    8:30 – 10 a.m.         Printmaking: Bird Art w/ Marcella Christensen

    9 – 11:00 a.m.         Birding by Ear Walk w/ Steve Coleman

    10 a.m. – noon        Children’s Activity Area w/ Stillwater Montessori

    11 a.m. – noon         Birding for Children w/ Erik Klausmeyer

    noon – 1:00 p.m.     Lichen Exploration w/ Kim Robichaud

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday May 9, 2015 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Join experienced birders and explore the mixed habitats that surround the nature center. Each month will bring different birds to the forefront. Please dress for the weather.

  • Wednesday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
    • Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Wednesday Sep 30, 2015
      7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00

    IMG_2848The best birding is often early morning when birds are busy feeding. Look and listen for snowy egret, glossy ibis, herons, willet, sparrows and more. We start our tours at the nature center and carpool to birding “hotspots” in the immediate area. Birders of all levels and abilities are welcome to join. This program is led by a variety of bird leaders.

     

  • Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: Bird Sense: What It’s Like to be a Bird by Tim Birkhead and Katrina van Grouw
    • Thursday May 14, 2015 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Orono Public Library
    • Free

    Combining a wealth of bird facts with a winning modesty in the face of these creatures’ essential mysteriousness, Bird Sense is a richly persuasive volume. This fascinating book has much to teach us, not just about what it means to be a bird, but about the rewards and responsibilities of our coexistence with these wonderful creatures.

    Leader: Joyce Rumery

  • Birding by Canoe
    • Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Enjoy three diverse habitats in kayaks or canoes at Fields Pond, Hirundo, and Sunkhaze.

    Saturday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge with Rad Mayfield

    Includes talk about Hirundo’s bird habitat and birds you might encounter over breakfast. Reserve you seat in one of the 28′ foot canoes, in a 16 foot canoe or bring your own boat.

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: May 22

    Saturday, June 13, 7:30 am at Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge with Daniel D’Auria

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: June 12

    Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. at Fields Pond with Holly Twining

    Call 989-2591 to register. Registration deadline: June 19

     

  • Outdoor Photography Workshop
    • Saturday May 23, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $7.00 - Non-members: $12.00

    Search, find, and photograph with Andy Anderson. We’ll focus on nature up close as we take a look at macro photography. Please bring along a tripod for your camera if you own one.

    For a sample of Andy’s photography, visit kingfisherphotography.com.

    Leader: Andy Anderson, Nature Photographer

  • Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
    • Monday May 25, 2015 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Price: See details below for price

    Run or walk at one of the most scenic and special places in Maine and support the Scarborough Marsh.

    The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center on Route 9. A 1K Fun Run for kids started at 8:30 a.m.
    Entry fee:
    • $16 preregistration
    • $19 race day registration
    • $4 Kids 1K Fun Run (12 and under)

    Prices subject to change. Check back for updates on prices and additional sponsors.

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  • Fields Pond Paddle
    • Friday May 29, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Join us on a paddle as day shifts into night. Loons, eagles, and herons may grace your trip. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent a canoe from us.

    Please register by calling FPAC.

  • Herbal Adventure 
    • Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $20.00 - Non-members: $25.00

    Take an herb walk with Jessi Sader then blend herbal tea of your own. Learn about local plants with health benefits and how to plan your own medicinal herb garden.

    Cost includes herbs and fillable tea bags.

  • June
  • Seabirds of Matinicus Rock
    • Friday Jun 5, 2015 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • New Harbor, ME
    • Members: $80 - Non-members: $100

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    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.

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    Leaders:

    Jan Pierson is one of the founders of Field Guides and a veteran of more than 35 years of international birding and guiding. He has traveled far and wide to all continents, yet some of his favorite birding experiences remain simple ones: spring warbler migration, savoring good, long looks at birds, be they rare or common, tropical or temperate, and watching other birders thrill at their first-time discoveries.

    Peter Vickery is president of the Center for Ecological Research and is currently writing a book on Maine birds. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 scientific research papers and numerous popular articles on natural history and conservation.

    Information packet coming soon. 

  • Birding by Canoe
    • Saturday Jun 13, 2015 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    • Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Enjoy three diverse habitats in kayaks or canoes at Fields Pond, Hirundo, and Sunkhaze.

    Saturday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge with Rad Mayfield

    Includes talk about Hirundo’s bird habitat and birds you might encounter over breakfast. Reserve you seat in one of the 28′ foot canoes, in a 16 foot canoe or bring your own boat.

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: May 22

    Saturday, June 13, 7:30 am at Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge with Daniel D’Auria

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: June 12

    Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. at Fields Pond with Holly Twining

    Call 989-2591 to register. Registration deadline: June 19

     

  • Birding by Canoe
    • Saturday Jun 20, 2015 8:00 am – 9:30 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Enjoy three diverse habitats in kayaks or canoes at Fields Pond, Hirundo, and Sunkhaze.

    Saturday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge with Rad Mayfield

    Includes talk about Hirundo’s bird habitat and birds you might encounter over breakfast. Reserve you seat in one of the 28′ foot canoes, in a 16 foot canoe or bring your own boat.

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: May 22

    Saturday, June 13, 7:30 am at Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge with Daniel D’Auria

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: June 12

    Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. at Fields Pond with Holly Twining

    Call 989-2591 to register. Registration deadline: June 19

     

  • July
  • Plant and Insect Survey
    • Saturday Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Free

    Biodieversityday

    Become an Audubon Citizen Scientist! Join local experts for a survey of the marsh for the many different types of plants and insects, including butterflies and dragonflies. We will have a training session before we head out. Participants can choose plants or insects to survey.  After the surveys the two groups will reconvene and discuss their results.  The data collected will be compared to previous surveys and will serve as an indicator of the health of the marsh.

    Advance registration appreciated but not required.

  • Sunset Canoe Tour
    • Sunday Jul 12, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Adult Members: $12 Child Members: $12
      Adult Non-members: $14 Child Non-members: $12

    Join us for a guided canoe tour at sunset and explore the marsh at this beautiful time of day. You will see the reflection of the setting sun on the calm waters of the Dunstan River, observe the herons and shorebirds flying back to their roosts and enjoy the sounds of the evening marsh. This time of day is known as the “golden hour” and as the sun sets on the marsh, you will be able to experience its beauties in a new light.

  • Bird Monitoring
    • Saturday Jul 18, 2015 – Saturday Jul 26, 2014
      7:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Free

    Bird Monitoring SMACJoin us at Scarborough Marsh for a marsh-wide survey of birds to document the numbers of individuals and species.
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  • Sharp-tailed Sparrow Workshop and Field Trip
    • Saturday Jul 25, 2015 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $10 - Non-members: $13

    _MG_9771 Join Maine Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox to unravel the complexities of sharp-tailed sparrow identification.

    We will spend a little time inside looking at photos (birds in the field and while banding, including hybrids!) then go out for a field trip along the Eastern Trail and see them ourselves. This is a can’t miss opportunity for anyone interested in sharp-tailed sparrows, and will give all a special chance to learn more about and view these rare birds.

  • August
  • Sunset Canoe Tour
    • Sunday Aug 9, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Adult Members: $12 Child Members: $12
      Adult Non-members: $14 Child Non-members: $12

    SunsetJoin us for a guided canoe tour at sunset and explore the marsh at this beautiful time of day. You will see the reflection of the setting sun on the calm waters of the Dunstan River, observe the herons and shorebirds flying back to their roosts and enjoy the sounds of the evening marsh. This time of day is known as the “golden hour” and as the sun sets on the marsh, you will be able to experience its beauties in a new light.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100