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February 2020

Climate Change: How do we know?

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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How do we know that Earth’s climate is changing? How do current trends fit into longer-term, natural cycles of climate change? How will changes in global climate impact us here in Maine? Join us for an informative presentation on establishing the evidence for present-day climate change, and placing it in the context of past climate changes by Dr. Bess Koffman, an Assistant Professor of Geology at Colby College. We'll meet at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, on…

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Bird Seed Sale

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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It's time to prepare for your spring 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 throughout the year. We now have TWO PICKUP LOCATIONS. Choose from these tasty varieties of seed to keep your birds well fed this spring and summer: Black oil sunflower seed $16 for 20 pounds, $29 for 40 pounds Sunflower meaties (hulled) $28 for 25 pounds, or $47 for 50…

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March 2020

Field Trip: Biddeford Pool and Environs

March 7 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Common Eider by NRCM

This trip will bring fine viewing of sea birds, raptors, and early migrants. 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. We welcome birders of all skill levels. We will depart Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call Trip Leader, Dennis…

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April 2020

Canceled: Field Trip: Local Damariscotta Area Bird Walk

April 9 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd.
Damariscotta, 04543 United States
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In an effort to lower the curve of the spread of the COVID 19 virus, we are going to cancel this field trip. Please check back for future field trip status updates. We hope you will enjoy some birding on your own (maintaining safe distances), and that we can all gather together again in the near future! *********************************************** Join Trip Leader, Dennis McKenna, as we seek early migrants in two great birding spots near Damarsicotta. At the Great Salt Bay…

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Canceled: Field Trip: Reid State Park

April 25 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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In an effort to lower the curve of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are canceling this field trip. Please check back for future field trip status updates. We hope you will enjoy some birding on your own (maintaining safe distances), and that we can all gather together again in the near future! ******************************************** Reid State Park in Georgetown is characterized by a broad sandy beach, dunes, and coastal woodland. The tidal marsh of the Little River flanks the…

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May 2020

Cancelled: Field Trip: Sears Island

May 9 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Since the stay at home orders have been extended to May 15, we are cancelling this field trip. :( ******************************************** Join us as we seek spring migrants at this mid-coast birding hotspot in Searsport. During spring migration, many species rest and feed on the island during their long northbound trip. Warblers galore! Some are here to stay (Chestnut-sided, Black and White, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart) and some have farther to go (Wilson’s, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll). Other…

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CANCELLED: Field Trip: Viles Arboretum, Augusta

May 12 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St.
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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*Due to the extension of the restrictions on gatherings in an effort to reduce cases of COVID-19, we are cancelling all of our May events.* Join us as we continue our pursuit of spring migrants at this noted hotspot. The 224-acre Pine Tree State Arboretum has fields, marshes, ponds, gardens, and woods making for a diverse habitat for birds. Bobolinks, bluebirds, and tree sparrows can be seen in the meadows, warblers in the woods, and ducks and wading birds in…

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CANCELLED: Field Trip: Evergreen Cemetary/Capisic Pond, Portland

May 16 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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*Due to the extension of the restrictions on gatherings in an effort to reduce cases of COVID-19, we are cancelling all of our May events.* Evergreen Cemetary and its surrounding 100-acre forest in Portland is a warbler haven in May, with owls, hawks, ducks, and herons possible at the ponds. We will continue to seek spring migrants at this, historically, one of our most successful field trips. Last year we found an excellent variety of warblers including a Kentucky. Thrushes…

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CANCELLED: Field Trip: Monhegan Island

May 23 @ 6:45 am - 5:30 pm

*Due to the extension of the restrictions on gatherings in an effort to reduce cases of COVID-19, we are cancelling all of our May events.* 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…

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