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January 2022

Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

January 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A citizen’s guide to helping the birds of Maine Join us to learn about the common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom and what public citizens can do to help our local birds. We'll discuss the facilities and recent cases at Avian Haven. 2021 admissions included orphaned and injured eagles, owls, hawks, loons, bitterns, herons, ducks, and many species of songbirds. Our speaker, Laura Suomi-Lecker, is the education and outreach coordinator and…

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February 2022

Arctic Research News

February 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Senior Research Scientist Dr. Paty Matrai will take us on a journey to the Arctic Ocean, where her decades of field research have helped shed light on global climate change. She will help us understand how changes taking place in the Arctic Ocean can have broad impacts beyond the frozen north, and how climate models help us predict what changes may be in store for us going forward. This will be a free online presentation…

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March 2022

Messing Around with Birds (For Fun and Science)

March 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join naturalist Scott Weidensaul for a lighthearted exploration of his many avian research projects, from banding hawks and tiny saw-whet owls to studying the migration of western hummingbirds that aren't supposed to be in the east in December (but are), and snowy owls coming down from the Arctic. Best of all, learn how anyone with some enthusiasm and time can make important contributions to the science and conservation of birds, and have a great time doing it. This is a…

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April 2022

Camera Trapping Your Wildlife Neighbors

April 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A trail camera is a rugged, weather-proof camera that can be mounted and left in place for long periods of time. It triggers to take photos or videos when an animal passes in front of it. Janet Pesaturo, nature guide and author, will introduce trail cameras, how they work and how to set them up and then discuss smart camera placement so that you too can capture photos and videos that reveal the secret habits of animals. These “camera traps”…

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July 2022

All About Corvids

July 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join Mid-Coast Audubon and Maine Audubon for activities this summer in collaboration with Harbor Square Gallery’s exhibit, “Flight Risk: Fine Art for the Birds.” Mid-Coast Audubon board member, author/birder, Don Reimer, will present a photographic celebration of Maine’s corvids—five intriguing members of the crow family. The talk will focus on corvid biology and behavior, highlighting their competitive adventures with other species. Known for their keen intelligence, ingenuity and playfulness, corvids are successful throughout the entire state. Come and learn…

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September 2022

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

September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 stronger heart and immune system. Birds are gateways into deeper experiences with nature, magnifying these benefits. Through observation, we can learn not only about birds,…

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October 2022

Seabird Conservation in Maine and Beyond

October 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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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 in Bremen, ME, the Mad River Decoys by Audubon shop uses recycled plastic to create models of many species of colonial seabirds. Learn about the…

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November 2022

The Clarity of Birds

November 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Camden Library, 55 Main St.
Camden, ME United States
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Local poet and photographer Betsy Headley will share work from her most recent book, The Clarity of Birds. The book features Headley’s images interwoven with her thoughts on beauty and brutality, compassion and aging, and wisdom and wildlife. Of the book, poet Barbaría María has written: “The reverence of years engaged in following birds with her camera, getting to know them, continues to infuse Betsy’s poetry with a finely tuned focus. She is patient with the moment, capturing the fine…

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January 2023

Climate Change and Maine’s Ski Industry

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 program hosted by the Camden Public Library. Click here to register for this Zoom presentation. Dr. Burakowski is a Research Assistant Professor at the University…

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