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Browsing event topic: Birding

  • Thursday Morning Bird Walks
    • Thursday Apr 17, 2014 – Thursday Aug 28, 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.

  • Saturday Morning Bird Walks
    • Saturday Apr 19, 2014 – Saturday Aug 30, 2014
      7:00 am – 9:00 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Members: $5.00 Non-members: $8.00
    Female Red-winged blackbird © Mary Holland

    Join us each Saturday 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.

  • Early Morning Birding
    • Wednesday Jun 18, 2014 – Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
      7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Members: $5.00 Non-members: $8.00

    The 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.

     

  • Bird Monitoring II
    • Saturday Aug 23, 2014 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Free

    Join us at Scarborough Marsh for a marsh-wide survey of birds and help us document all present species. Timed to catch the beginning of shorebird migration, we divide the marsh among groups of monitors. Depending on the assignment, some surveys are on foot, by car or from a canoe (provided at the marsh or bring your own). Beginning birders welcome!
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  • Be Sure About Shorebirds – Workshop
    • Friday Aug 29, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Members: $5 Non-members: $8
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    Shorebirds come in all shapes and sizes. None very colorful, ranging from brown to gray. But did you know that we have had 47 different species of shorebirds occur in Maine! (48 including the now extinct Eskimo Curlew).

    Join our naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a lesson in identifying this diverse family and learn how size, shape, color, habitat, voice, and behavior all play critical rolls in learning these birds.

    After taking the night to digest all this information, you can join Doug on a field trip to local hotspots focusing on shorebirds. Please register for that trip here: http://maineaudubon.org/events/be-sure-about-shorebirds-field-trip/

  • Borestone Mountain Naturalist Weekend
    • Friday Sep 12, 2014 – Sunday Sep 14, 2014
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Borestone Mountain
    • Members: $225 Non-members: $250

    Borestone Mountain by Gary Roberts

    Join Maine Audubon Naturalist Doug Hitchcox and Registered Maine Guide Gary Roberts on a trip to Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, located just 20 miles south of Moosehead Lake.

    On this weekend retreat we will stay in the sanctuary’s historic Adirondack style lodges, which are accessible only by boat or on foot, lending an extra sense of remoteness and tranquility to this special place.
    The sanctuary is a 1600 acre North Woods preserve with outstanding natural features. Centered around rock-topped Borestone Mountain, the sanctuary encompasses remarkable granite outcroppings and cliffs, clear mountain ponds, and old growth forest stands carpeted by luxuriant mosses and lichens.

    Optional activities will include taking moderate hikes to Borestone’s bare granite summit and to Peregrine Ridge where we will enjoy panoramic views of Maine’s vast northern forest, swimming and canoeing in the sanctuary’s mountain ponds, or if you prefer just relaxing on the lodge porch with a good book.

    Price for the weekend includes room and board.

    Important information about this trip: Borestone Naturalist’s Weekend 2014 [pdf]

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Sep 13, 2014 8:00 am – 9:30 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
    beautiful bird captured by Jerry Smith

    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.

  • Hawk Watch
    • Sunday Sep 14, 2014 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    Venture up to Cadillac Mountain to watch amazing migrating raptors. Get expert help identifying accipiters, buteos, and falcons. Bring binos, water, and lunch.

    Please call FPAC to register.

  • Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip
    • Saturday Sep 20, 2014 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Bar Habor, ME - meet at 5:30am (see attached PDF below)
    • Members: $125 Non-members: $160

    Maine Audubon’s annual fall pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor has long been a must-do outing for the region’s birders. The trip is so eagerly anticipated because of a great boat, great camaraderie, and, of course, great sightings of birds and marine mammals!

    Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, a rare great skua, thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, razorbills, common murres, five different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray seals, and schools of tuna.

    Important information about this trip: Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip 2014  [pdf]

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Oct 11, 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.

    Dress for the weather.

  • 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.