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September 2019

Owls of Maine: Habits and Adaptations of Maine’s Native Owls

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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Join us at the Camden Public Library on September 19 at 7 pm for a presentation on the Owls of Maine! Three live owls are the highlights of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl. Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and…

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Field Trip: Monhegan Island

September 21 @ 6:45 am - 5:30 pm

Monhegan Island is 10-miles off the coast and is a magnet for migrating warblers and other songbirds. We’ll see hawks, falcons, marsh birds, and many seabirds from the boat and shore. A stop at the Monhegan Brewery is a great end to a wonderful day of birding. Reserve your ferry tickets in advance. We will meet at Monhegan Boat Line in Port Clyde at 6:45 am.

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October 2019

Field Trip: Popham Beach, Reid State Park

October 3 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

The sandy beaches at Popham Beach and Reid State Parks attract sandpipers and plovers during migration; likely waterbirds include eiders, loons, grebes, scoters, and guillemots; the adjacent salt marsh is habitat for herons and egrets; and, the forest edges often result in some warbler species. We will depart Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am.

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Field Trip: Green Point Wildlife Area

October 17 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Green Point Wildlife Management Area Dresden, ME 04342 United States + Google Map

A former orchard and farm, the area extends down to the shore of the Kennebec River forming the upper reaches of Merrymeeting Bay. A walk along the well-maintained old road passes through old orchards (often teeming with birds), small ponds and wetlands, and leads to a beautiful pine grove on a peninsula that provides a magnificent, expansive view of the water. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the woodlands, fields, and wild-rice flats of this diverse area. Warblers…

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Birds of Oaxaca: Recap

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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In March 2019, Maine Audubon, in association with Field Guides Birding Tours, made a trip to southwestern Mexico in search of rare endemic species in the Sierra Madre mountains. Based in the beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca, known for great birds, authentic food, and amazing human history, the group explored many habitats in the area, including the semi-arid deserts near Teotitlán and the pine forests of La Cumbre at altitudes of up to almost 10,000 feet. Oaxaca is located at…

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