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September 2019

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

September 19, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Birds of Oaxaca: Recap

October 17, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Birds, Songs, and Flowers

November 21, 2019 @ 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 November 21 at 7 pm for a conversation exploring Maine birds, their unique songs, and the native plants and flowers that can be found in each bird’s habitat. We'll explore natural history of Maine birds, the interesting connections between seasons and songs, where to find them in the landscape, and how your yard can provide bird habitat and food throughout the year. Our speaker, Gary Roberts, has volunteered as a naturalist at…

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January 2020

Citizen Science in our Coastal Estuaries

January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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*Note new time* There is a significant volunteer effort underway in the mid-coast to monitor the quality of water in our coastal rivers and estuaries. Sarah Gladu, Chair of the Maine Coastal Observing Alliance will discuss the importance of this multi-year citizen science project on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 pm at the Camden Public Library. MCOA is an alliance of non-profits collecting water quality data from the mid-coast region, with a focus on coastal acidification and understanding the relationship…

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February 2020

Climate Change: How do we know?

February 20, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

CANCELED: Camera Trapping Your Wildlife Neighbors

March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED - A presentation by Janet Pesaturo on camera trapping and wildlife tracking using cameras to capture images of your wildlife neighbors. Janet Pesaturo is a nature guide and author, and is the founder of Winterberry Wildlife, where she teaches indoor and outdoor classes on wildlife tracking and camera trapping. Her first book, "Camera Trapping Guide", is the book she wishes had existed years ago when she started camera trapping. She uses trail cameras and her…

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April 2020

CANCELED: Avian Haven: Wild Bird Rehabilitation

April 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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In an effort to lower the curve of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, together with Camden Public Library we are canceling this program. 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 us for a presentation titled “Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center: A Citizen’s Guide to Helping the Birds…

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June 2020

Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration

June 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Since the dawn of human imagination, we have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street. New research continually expands our understanding of where birds travel, and their migratory feats. But while the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, there are many things we can do to save them. Naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul explores the wonder and mechanics of migration, and…

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November 2020

State of the Birds: Decades of Change

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly program on November 19 at 6 pm via Zoom (details below). Nick Lund of Maine Audubon will discuss how bird populations in Maine are continually changing. This presentation covers the changes over the last few decades and discusses which species are disappearing and which are increasing. Nick will also look into the future to see what might be in store for Maine birds, and use his crystal ball to answer your questions. This will be…

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