Events & Programs


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  • 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

    This program is sold out! Thanks for your interest.

    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.

  • Thursday Morning Bird Walks
    • Thursday Dec 4, 2014 – Thursday Mar 5, 2015
      8:00 am – 10:00 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.

    There will be no bird walk on Thursday, November 27th. Walks beginning on December 4th will start at 8:00am.

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Dec 13, 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.

  • Film Screening: Counting on Birds
    • Thursday Dec 18, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Price: $5.00
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    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.

     

  • Christmas Bird Count
    • Saturday Dec 20, 2014 – Saturday Jan 3, 2015
      7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    Be a birder, covering a piece of territory within the Bird Count Circle. Or, be a feeder-watcher. If you live inside either circle, and have a bird feeder, you can count your birds for about an hour. Then email or call in how many of each species came to your feeder.

    Orono-Old Town Christmas Bird Count:  Saturday, December 20

    Bangor-Bucksport Christmas Count:  Saturday, January 3

     

  • Winter Birds in Greater Bangor
    • Saturday Jan 17, 2015 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    Join Jerry Smith for a four-hour excursion around greater Bangor looking for wintering feathered friends. Pre-trip scouting will determine where we go, and what we might see. We’ll hope for waxwings, winter finches, and waterfowl.

    Snow date Sunday, January 18

    Trip Leader: Jerry Smith

    Please call and let us know you’re coming.

  • Birds in Winter – Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count
    • Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Members: $5.00 Non-members: $6.00
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    Join Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Naturalist, for an evening of bird identification and best practices for feeding birds. He will describe the Great Backyard Bird Count and let you know how you can participate in this terrific citizen science project.

     

  • Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Celebration
    • Saturday Feb 14, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    Join us for some fun in the snow (if no snow, we’re still a go!). We will have snowshoes available for exploring our fields and trails, sleds for playing, some ice on our frog pond to explore and warm drinks inside.

    The Maine Discovery Museum will be joining us for  hands-on science and art projects.

    All ages welcome!

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Feb 21, 2015 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.

     

     

  • Maine Wildlife in a Changing Climate
    • Tuesday Feb 24, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Members: $5.00 Non-members: $6.00
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    Maine Audubon’s biologists, citizen scientists and staff monitor and study countless species and habitats, and the effects of climate change are already profound.

    Join Maine Audubon’s Director of Conservation, Dr. Sally Stockwell and others as we share some of our key findings and some efforts underway to conserve habitat and help wildlife adapt.

  • Early Morning Birding
    • Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Wednesday Sep 30, 2015
      7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • 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.