Field Trip: Viles Arboretum, Augusta

Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital St., Augusta, ME, United States

All are welcome! You don’t need to be an Audubon member or have advanced birding skills to join us. We simply hope to instill interest in the natural world through an understanding of how birds live and thrive in our area. We require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. […]

Ornitherapy: Watching birds, not only fun, but good for you!

Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is just what the doctor ordered. We’re pushed and pulled in many directions, no matter our age. If we allow birds and nature to slow us down, we are practicing “selfcare”. Research shows that exposure to nature actively reduces stress, depression, and anxiety, while helping build a […]

Field Trip: Camden Late Migration

Join us on Oct. 7 for a walk along a seaside property in Camden looking for late season passerines and seabirds. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the mixed deciduous and conifer woodlands and gardens including late warblers, sparrows, raptors and wintering sea ducks and other typical seabirds for this date. We will […]

Seabird Conservation in Maine and Beyond

Camden Library 55 Main St., Camden, ME, United States

Audubon Seabird Institute is known for its ground-breaking work with seabird restoration, beginning with the restoration of Atlantic Puffins on Eastern Egg Rock in Maine. Using decoys and sounds to create the impression and attractive qualities of a real colony, these social attraction tools have become important in a wide variety of conservation projects. Based […]

Climate Change and Maine’s Ski Industry

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 […]

Field Trip: South Coastal Area of Maine

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 […]

Access Birding

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 […]

Field Trip: Biddeford Pool and Environs

East Point Sanctuary Lester B. Orcutt Blvd., Biddeford, ME, United States

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 […]

Rare Birds of Maine

Camden Library 55 Main St., Camden, ME, United States

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 (you can also watch it via Zoom - see below). Louis will talk about some of the exciting rarities that have occurred in Maine, how to identify them, and how […]