Established in 1970, the objective of the chapter is to foster an appreciation of our natural environment, with a focus on birds. The chapter sponsors programs, field trips and scholarships. You automatically become a member of the Merrymeeting Chapter when you join as a member of Maine Audubon and your address is within the designated membership area. As a member of our Chapter, you will all the benefits of Maine Audubon membership, and you will receive our chapter newsletter, “The Call“.

Coming Next

May

Field Trip: Bradley Pond Warbler Series

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:30am – 11:00am
  • Location: 7:30 from Brunswick Hannaford’s, 35 Elm Street or at 8:00 at Bradley Pond, Topsham

This  relatively easy walk passes through a conservation easement surrounding a privately-owned working farm in Topsham. The easement includes varied habitats. We’ll focus on migrating land birds: warblers, flycatchers, blackbirds, vireos, sparrows, and an occasional raptor. Meet at the Brunswick Hannaford at 7:30 a.m. or at Bradley Pond, 2nd parking lot at 8:00 a.m. FMI  or directions to Bradley Pond, call Ted Allen at 729-8661.

Field Trip: Florida Lake

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:00am – 12:00pm

While small by State standards, this undeveloped pond is Freeport’s largest freshwater body. It provides prime waterfowl and wading bird habitats, and a stopover point for many migratory species. A rich mix of forested wetlands, seasonally flooded shrub-swamps, and aquatic vegetation means a diverse number of species including warblers and other migratory land birds. Meet at the Brunswick Hannaford at 7:00 a.m. to carpool. FMI contact Ted Allen at 729-8661,

Field Trip: Thorne Head, Bath

  • Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:30am – 11:00am
  • Location: 7:30 Car Pool from Bath CVS, Leeman Highway or 8:00 at Thorne Head

Join Merrymeeting Audubon and the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to explore Whiskeag Creek where it empties into the Kennebec River at Thorne Head. The preserve is rich in vireos and warblers. The paths provide easy walking under a canopy of mature trees. Meet at Bath CVS at 7:30 a.m. to carpool; or at the Preserve parking lot at the north end of High Street, Bath, at 8:00 a.m. FMI call Ted Allen at 729-8661.

Field Trip: Capt. William Fitzgerald Conservation Area

  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:30am – 11:00am
  • Location: Lindberg Crossing Road, Brunswick, at the iron gate

Join Merrymeeting Audubon on this easy walk proceeding along sandy paths on one of the few sandplain grasslands remaining in Maine. We will explore this rare natural area for migrants as well as nesting Prairie Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Field Sparrows, and the rare Clay-colored Sparrow.  Meet at the iron gate on Lindbergh Crossing Road at 6:30 a.m. Directions: From Cook’s Corner intersection, take Bath Road to the stoplight at Lowe’s. Turn left (northeast) on Old Bath Road, go approximately 1.3 miles and look on your right for Lindbergh Crossing (identified by a street sign). Park along the road before the iron gate. FMI call Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

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Scholarship Programs

ScholarshipsMMAS annually offers three residential ecology camp opportunities – Hog Island Camp, The Maine Conservation Schools at Bryant Pond Forest and Tanglewood 4-H Camp. Learn More →

Board Meetings

Board Meetings, unless noted, are hosted by Ted Allen, held at 7:00 pm and open to the public.  For directions, please contact us.

  • Tuesday, May 3