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Learn the Ansers – Field Trip

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  • Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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  • 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.

There is a Learn the Answers Workshop on March 23 that is highly recommended for anyone coming on this field trip.

*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.

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

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

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