Upcoming Events at Maine Audubon

Connecting the Next Generation to Nature


Specializing in K-5 programs for schools and community groups, Maine Audubon educators deliver a variety of programs in classrooms and guide class trips to local nature sanctuaries.

We can customize our signature programs, citizen science field studies or service learning projects to enrich your current units of study.

Learn about our School and Community Programs>>


National Park and Recreation Area
in Northern Maine

Canada lynx by Michael Zahra


Maine Audubon supports the creation of a National Park and National Recreation Area in northern Maine, as it would provide permanent protection for multiple wildlife and other conservation values important to Maine and the nation.

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Fish Lead-Free to Protect Loons

Did you know that ingested lead fishing tackle is the leading cause of death for adult Common Loons of which there are around 4,500 adults across the state?

Keeping lead sinkers out of Maine waters will increase the survival of these birds and will allow for continued population growth of this species across the northeast.

Learn more, including where to buy lead-free tackle, at FishLeadFree.org.

How Beachgoers Can Help Plovers


Plover chick by Shawn Carey

In late April, the first protected piping plover nests of the season were found in Maine. Last year, 50 plover pairs — the most in the state since 2004 — raised 97 chicks to the age of flight (fledging).

Learn more about The Piping Plover Recovery Project and how to help keep the nesting plover safe.

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The Maine State House in Augusta

What’s happening in the Maine State Legislature?

Stay up to date on the latest news from Augusta! Maine Audubon advocates for bills that further wildlife and habitat conservation in the state. What are our legislative priorities in 2014? Take a look and sign up for Action Alert list to receive up to the minute emails on the latest news from Augusta. Learn more >>

Blandings Turtle - Jonathan Mays

Wildlife Road Watch – Lend a Hand for Science Today!

Join a team of over 2,000 citizen scientists in Maine who lend a hand for wildlife every day. We are looking for volunteers to monitor sections of road for living and dead wildlife. Your observations help our biologists identify ways to reduce wildlife mortality and keep Maine drivers safe. Learn more >>