Migration Weeks, May 1-14
It’s one of the most exciting times of the year for birders! Spring migration is underway so brush up on your birding skills with some in-person and online programs!
May 1, 7 pm: Identifying Warblers
Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, will give tips on how to identify these brightly colored but sometimes difficult to see, fast-moving song birds.
Warbler Walks, May 3-7 and May 10-14, 7 to 9 am
COVID-safe versions of our popular free bird walks in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland are on!
May 4, 6 pm: Family Trivia-Bird Bonanza
What bird migrates the farthest to return to Maine? How does shade-grown coffee support bird populations? Where do plovers spend the winter? Put your knowledge to the test! These Zoom trivia sessions are designed to be fun, interactive, and only as competitive as you want them to be. Keep track at home and try for a high score or just follow along. Either way, you’ll learn something new!
May 6, 6:30 pm: Analyzing the Mysteries of Avian Migration
Our understanding of birds’ migrations has come a long way from Aristotle thinking they hibernated in the ground. Now we know many species are traveling thousands of miles, and in this evening program will discuss how they are capable of such feats, new advances in research around migrations, and some of the tools you can use to observe migrating birds in all sorts of ways!
May 8: World Series of Birding
Maine Audubon will once again be taking part in the World Series of Birding, run by New Jersey Audubon. Team Maine Audubon will spend 24 hours finding as many different bird species we can, trying to beat teams from all over the Eastern Seaboard. Join us for live coverage: maineaudubon.org/worldseries
May 13, 4 pm: Rescuing Maine’s Birds with Center For Wildlife
Join our friend Kristen Lamb, Executive Director of Center For Wildlife, and several animal ambassadors for a timely presentation on bird rescue and rehabilitation in Maine. The webinar will focus on the dos and don’ts of spring and summer, and we’ll hear what to do when we find a baby bird, for example, directly from those who know best.