Events & Programs


Browsing event topic: Birding

  • Thursday Morning Bird Walks
    • Thursday Sep 4, 2014 – Thursday Nov 27, 2014
      7:00 am – 9:00 am
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    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Members: $5.00 Non-members: $8.00
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    Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property looking for birds, wildlife and plants. Bring your binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Please dress to be comfortable outside for two hours.

    We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading out.

    *We are temporarily stopping our Saturday bird walks because our leaders will be busy on field trips. We hope you join them on these fun adventures around the state: click here to see our upcoming trips.*

  • Birding in a Digital Age – Part Three
    • Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Members: $10 Non-members: $15
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    Part Three of a Three-Part Lecture Series:

    Join staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, to explore why field notebooks have turned into eBird checklists and quarterly journals of bird reports are now shared via instant electronic updates. This is a lecture-based series of workshops intended to show you what new (digital) resources are available and how to use them.

    **Attendance of all three parts in not required. Each lecture will build on the one prior. Read the descriptions and join us for the topics that interest you.**

    This week we’ll explore how the smart phone has become one of the most important tools for birding in a digital age. Topics will include the variety of apps for birders (with an in-depth look at BirdLog) and how to pick the best digital field guide. There will also be an introduction to digiscoping (taking photos through binoculars or a scope with your phone) and basic audio recording.

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am – 9:30 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    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.

  • Lets go birding! – Van trip
    • Saturday Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • 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! Mid November can host a variety of birds: from swarms of sparrows to the hoards of geese and of course the potential for rare birds to show up! 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.

  • Sabattus Pond – Van Trip
    • Saturday Nov 22, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Members: $20 Non-members: $30

    Few spots in Maine are more productive for waterfowl in the fall than Sabattus Pond. Located in Androscoggin County, this body of water attracts a variety of diving and dabbling ducks. So far this year, highlights have included: Canvasback, Redhead, both scaups, and hundreds of Ruddy Ducks.

    This will be a van trip, leaving from Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, so register early because space is limited.