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January 2023

Climate Change and Maine’s Ski Industry

January 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our ski resorts may be adjusting to local climate change, but much is still left to be lost. Dr. Elizabeth Burakowski explores the effects of a changing climate on the ski industry and the future outlook of winter in the United States. Join us online via Zoom on January 19 at 6 pm for this program hosted by the Camden Public Library. Click here to register for this Zoom presentation. Dr. Burakowski is a Research Assistant Professor at the University…

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Field Trip: Pemaquid Point

January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pemaquid Point lighthouse, 3115 Bristol Rd
Bristol, ME 04558 United States
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Visiting Pemaquid Point is like going out to sea, but without a boat. The peninsula is long and relatively narrow, extending well out in the Atlantic ocean, which explains why it is such a great place for viewing seabirds. We'll meet at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse parking lot in Bristol at 8:00 am. There may be a parking fee. Participants should dress for cold and windy weather. Winter precipitation will result in cancellation. From the lighthouse, expect to see Great…

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February 2023

Field Trip: South Coastal Area of Maine

February 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us as we focus on the Ogunquit area and north including the Cliff Walk at Marginal Way and the Cliff House resort. The Cliff House offers sweeping ocean views that make for wonderful sea birding. A footpath along the rocky shoreline near Perkins Cove offers extensive views where ducks and seabirds can be readily observed. We typically see Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers and a variety of vociferous Scoters. Dress warmly! We will meet at the Perkins Cove parking lot…

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Birdability: Inclusion & Access

February 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Birding is an activity that can bring so much joy and empowerment to everybody, but not everybody is able to go birding easily. Birdability is a brand new non-profit, based in the US but with a global reach. Through education, outreach and advocacy, Birdability works to ensure the birding community and the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible for everybody. Birdability focuses on people with mobility challenges, blindness or low vision, chronic illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness,…

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March 2023

Field Trip: Biddeford Pool and Environs

March 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
East Point Sanctuary, Lester B. Orcutt Blvd.
Biddeford, ME United States
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Common Eider by NRCM

This trip will bring fine viewing of sea birds, raptors, and early migrants. Historically, this area has had wintering Snowy Owls. Biddeford Pool is a big sandy tidal area accessed through Hill's Beach. Additional nearby location options include Pine Point where the Scarborough River empties into the Atlantic ocean, and Scarborough Marsh, Maine's largest expanse of salt marsh. For those coming from the north who are interested in carpooling, we will meet at the Damariscotta Hannaford parking lot at 6:30…

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The Her-story of Birding

March 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about the lost legacy of women in ornithology, and a celebration of noticing female birds. Let’s face it, there’s a bit of bias in the birding world when it comes to females. Bridget Butler, the Bird Diva, breaks down why by looking at current research on gender and birding, retelling the stories of the Mothers of Ornithology, and making the connection to the current science on female birds. Join us on Thursday, October 20, via Zoom…

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April 2023

Field Trip: Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta

April 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd.
Damariscotta, 04543 United States
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Join us as we seek early migrants at the Great Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta. we'll walk the meadow looking for Savannah Sparrows and Bobolinks, scan the pond for ducks and geese, investigate the forest edges for early migrating warblers and songbirds, and then scan the Great Salt Bay for gulls, ducks, Osprey and Belted Kingfishers. To start the day, we'll meet at 8:00 AM at the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust parking lot at 110 Belvedere Road. For more information,…

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