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April 2020

CANCELED: Avian Haven: Wild Bird Rehabilitation

April 16 @ 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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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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June 2020

Living on the Wind: The Miracle of Bird Migration

June 1 @ 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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Field Trip: Bond Brook (Augusta) & Belgrade Lakes

June 5 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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*It is with disappointment that we have decided to cancel this field trip. We want to continue to honor the social distancing guidance, which makes carpooling for this longer trip unwise. We encourage you to make the trip on your own someday and enjoy the area!* The Bond Brook Recreation Area, behind the Augusta airport, has featured nesting prairie warblers for years. Of the 116 species seen, highlights include field and grasshopper sparrows, flycatchers, and brown thrashers. A visit to…

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Field Trip: Kennebunk Plains/Sanford Wastewater Lagoons

June 13 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 1,300-acre sandplain grasslands is home to breeding grassland species found almost nowhere else in the state such as grasshopper and vesper sparrows, upland sandpipers, and Eastern meadowlarks. The early successional stage of pitch pine barrens attracts warblers, buntings, and other forest edge species. The Sanford Lagoons is the most frequented birding spot in York County, and out of the 436 species of birds in Maine, about 230 have been spotted on the property. We will depart Damariscotta Hannaford at…

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