Events & Programs


Freeport Birding Weekend

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  • Friday, May 22, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015
    7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: L.L.Bean
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  • Free
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We are very excited to announce the Freeport Birding Weekend, a new event in partnership with L.L.Bean. Over Memorial Day Weekend, we will have a variety of speakers, clinics and outings based in Freeport that will appeal to beginners and pros across all ages. If you are interested in birds, this event is for you. More details coming soon but here are a few fun events scheduled:

Bernd Heinrich:  Presentation about his newest book, “The Homing Instinct”. Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 pm

Outings: Florida Lake, Pettengil Farm, Wolfe’s Neck Farm and owl prowls.

Clinics: “Essential gear,” Birding 101 and Bird Photography

Family events: Birding for kids; there will also be educators with live birds on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 pm

Book signing: A Snowy Owl Story. Based on a true story, this simple narrative teaches youngsters about migration, adaptation and respectful human interaction with nature. Maine author Melissa Kim and Maine illustrator Jada Fitch will be available to sign this inspiring book, published by Islandport Press in cooperation with Maine Audubon.

Birdathon: The Birdathon is an annual fundraiser for Maine Audubon that supports our mission to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat. Whether you are a beginning or serious birder, you can join the fun! Learn more, register a team or pledge to support a team here.

2015 L.L.Bean Birding Festival Schedule

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237