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Birding Basics: Identifying Birds

This popular series led by Staff Naturalist Doug Hitchcox includes eight sessions in January and February. Topics to be covered will be: ♦  Identifying (10 Jan) ♦  Tools of the Trade (17 Jan) ♦  Attracting Birds (24 Jan) ♦  Behavior (31 Jan) ♦  Ethical Birding (7 Feb) ♦  Bird Love …

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Beginners Bird Walk – February

Along with our weekly bird walk at Gilsland Farm, we're happy to offer a free monthly bird walk in the Greater Portland area that will be beginner-focused. If you're new to birding or have never been on a bird walk before, this is a great opportunity to get introduced to the hobby and learn some of …

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Backyard Bird of the Month for September: American Goldfinch

One of the most familiar of songbirds, the American Goldfinch, is a late and specialized nester. In late summer, while many of Maine’s breeding birds are fledging this year’s chicks, goldfinches are just getting started. By September, the goldfinch chicks should be out of the nest, still following …

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Bald Eagles of Merrymeeting Bay Boat Trip

When: Saturday, September 18, 8 am-12 pm Where: Boothbay Harbor, ME When Maine Audubon first began running this trip in 1969, sighting one or two eagles was all that could be expected. Since then, the Bald Eagle population has rebounded from the devastating effects of pesticide poisoning, and in …

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Scarborough Marsh Weekly Bird Walk

The best birding is often in the early morning. Look and listen for egrets, glossy ibis, herons, willets, sparrows, and more.   Wednesdays, May 19 through September 30 8-9:30 am $5 per person No preregistration necessary …

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Birding Basics: Identifying Birds

This first session of Birding Basics, Identifying Birds has filled, so we have added a second session on March 11! Register for that session here: Identifying Birds (March 11) Back by popular demand and moved online, we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect …

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Birding Basics: Birding by Ear

Back by popular demand and moved online, we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the ‘pros’ to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a …

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