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February 2023

Field Trip: South Coastal Area of Maine

February 11 @ 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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Access Birding

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

Easy Ways to Increase Access and Inclusion for Disabled Birders We can get so much out of birding: a fun activity to enjoy, a sense of community, the therapeutic benefits from time spent in nature… Unfortunately, there are barriers to birding and the outdoors that many people with various access challenges experience. The good news is, we can often do something about it! Learn basic disability etiquette for birders, broaden your idea of what birding is, and learn practical, replicable…

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March 2023

Field Trip: Biddeford Pool and Environs

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
East Point Sanctuary, Lester B. Orcutt Blvd.
Biddeford, ME United States
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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 @ 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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Spring Bird Seed Sale

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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It's time to prepare for your spring and summer bird-feeding as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of our colorful migrants! Proceeds from the bird seed sale help Mid-Coast Audubon provide free educational programs and feeder stations to schools and libraries. We now have TWO PICKUP LOCATIONS. Mark your calendar now and check back for seed prices and how to order. Orders must be received no later than March 11 by 5 pm. <!--Choose from these tasty varieties of seed to…

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April 2023

Field Trip: Salt Bay Farm, Damariscotta

April 8 @ 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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Rare Birds of Maine

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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Maine ornithologist and advanced bird identifier, Louis Bevier, will join us in person at the Camden Public Library on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm. Louis will talk about some of the exciting rarities that have occurred in Maine, how to identify them, and how to document them by learning to improve observational skills and describing birds. Bevier was the subspecies editor in the "Birds of North America" series produced out of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He…

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September 2023

Lobster Bake

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hog Island Audubon Camp, 12 Audubon Road
Bremen, ME 04551-3233 United States
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Mid-Coast Audubon invites everyone to its annual lobster bake fundraiser at Hog Island Audubon camp with members of the Mid-Coast Audubon Board displaying their cooking talents and available to answer bird questions. Your donation covers boat transportation, a meal of a lobster, clams, potato, corn and onion, all baked over an open fire, plus lemonade, coffee and dessert, and the opportunity to explore the island before or after eating. Mark your calendar for September 2, 2023. Reservations will open in…

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