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Bird Migration is Here, Join Us for a Walk

Friday, April 26th, 2013
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Spring has definitely arrived, newly arriving species are being seen daily and we have many birding events and programs available to people in the greater Portland and Bangor areas. Below are a few highlights from our busy birding season. You can learn a lot by taking a walk with a naturalist or experienced birder.

Warbler Weeks at Evergreen Cemetery – Starting Monday, May 6, 7am

Evergreen Cemetery in Portland
One of the best places in southern Maine for a close view of migrating songbirds–particularly warblers–is Portland’s Evergreen Cemetery. At the height of migration season in mid-May it’s possible to see more than 20 warbler species in a single morning.
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Neighborhood Bird Walks – Bangor Area, Starting May 8, 7-8:30am
Several walks at prime birding locations around the greater Bangor area. Leaders vary, waterproof shoes are recommended!
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Capisic Pond Fridays – Friday, May 10 & 17, 7am
Capisic Pond Park in Portland
This small Portland park features a surprising assortment of habitats and provides a welcome refuge for migrant and nesting birds.
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Birding Monhegan Island – Saturday, May 11
6am ferry, details at the link below.
For migrating birds Monhegan Island is an oasis. During spring migration the concentration and variety of birds using the island as a stopover to rest and feed often exceeds any comparable place on the maineland.
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