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  • Birding Schoodic Peninsula – Van trip
    • Saturday Dec 5, 2015 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Members: $20 Non-members: $30

    Join our staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a van trip down Schoodic Peninsula in search of winter birds along the coast. Targets will include Harlequin Duck, Red-necked Grebe, Purple Sandpiper, and more!

    This will be a van trip, leaving from Fields Pond in Orrington, so register early because space is limited. The flexibility of traveling by van will also allow us to check other hotspots en route.

  • Film Screening: Counting on Birds
    • Thursday Dec 10, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
    Photo Courtesy Bob Jones

    Photo Courtesy Bob Jones

    With the annual Christmas Bird Counts beginning on December 14, we will help you get in the holiday counting spirit by hosting a screening of the Counting on Birds documentary. This one-hour film by New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) follows Willem Lang’s travels to Keene & Errol, New Hampshire, Mount Desert, Maine, Ecuador and Cuba to meet people who participate in National Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count.

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

    Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks to 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. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

    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!