We’re taking part in a COVID-safe version of this famous birding competition, 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 as we hear from our team members about the birds they are seeing around the state.
The event will be a showcase for the diverse birdlife and habitat in Maine, as well as an opportunity to raise funds for Maine Audubon’s conservation and education work.
Team Maine Audubon is comprised of:
Staff Naturalist Doug Hitchcox, planning to cover York County and southern Maine areas;
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center Director Linda Woodard and Maine Audubon Volunteer Turk Duddy covering Scarborough Marsh and surrounding areas;
Penobscot Valley Chapter board member Bob Duchesne and Maine Audubon Trustee Sandi Duchesne, birding in Penobscot County and beyond; and
Network and Outreach Manager Nick Lund, planning to bird in southern and midcoast Maine.
Check back regularly for video previews. On May 8 we’ll have live streaming coverage and regular tallies of the team’s sightings!
Bob Duchesne has already been scouting the Hollingsworth Trail in Petit Manan. Here’s his first report!
New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding is the country’s largest and most prestigious birding competition and provides participants and sponsors with a fun and interactive way to raise money for critically needed conservation priorities.