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- Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
- Members: $5.00 Non-members: $8.00
Walks will start at 8am beginning on December 1st.
Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary. We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.
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 into the West Meadow.
A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783
Join our staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a discussion about how Maine’s bird life has changed over the past century. Do you remember when Red-bellied Woodpeckers were rare? Or when Evening Grosbeaks used to come to your feeders by the hundreds? How about the first time you saw a cardinal or vulture in Maine? Learn about these changes and why they’ve occurred in this evening slide show and lecture.
This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the ‘pros’ to learn something new. Learn how the sightings you make while out birding can contribute back to scientists on a local and global level. All participants will be prepared to participate the Great Backyard Bird Count like never before.