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October 2022

Field Trip: Popham Beach

October 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Popham Beach State Park

The sandy beaches at Popham Beach attract sandpipers and plovers during migration; likely waterbirds include eiders, loons, grebes, scoters, and guillemots; the adjacent salt marsh is habitat for herons and egrets; and, the forest edges often result in some warbler species. We will meet at Popham Beach State Park at 9 am. For those coming from the north, we will meet at Damariscotta Hannaford’s at 8 am to carpool. Remember, all carpool participants must be fully vaccinated. We welcome birders…

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Field Trip: Camden Late Migration

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 meet at the property at 8 AM. For the address and questions, please call trip leader, Will Broussard at 207-837-9520. We welcome birders of all…

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Field Trip: Green Point Wildlife Area, Dresden

October 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Green Point Wildlife Management Area Dresden, ME 04342 United States + Google Map

A former orchard and farm, the wildlife area extends down to the shore of the Kennebec River forming the upper reaches of Merrymeeting Bay. A walk along the well-maintained old road passes through old orchards (often teeming with birds), small ponds and wetlands, and leads to a beautiful pine grove on a peninsula that provides a magnificent, expansive view of the river. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the woodlands, fields, and wild-rice flats of this diverse area.…

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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

Field Trip: Sabattus Pond

November 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sabattus Pond

Join us for a visit to Sabattus Pond as we look over the extensive flocks of south-bound ducks. Sabattus Pond is remarkable in autumn when water levels draw down, exposing extensive mud flats and large concentrations of migrating waterfowl show up. From October until freeze-up, regulars include Mallards, American Black Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Common Goldeneye, Green-winged Teals, American Wigeons, Northern Pintails, Ring-necked Ducks, both species of scaup, and American Coots. We often see some interesting songbirds, and typically…

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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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Bird Seed Pick Up

November 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you pre-ordered bird seed, remember to pick it up Saturday, Nov. 19! Based on your order, you'll either pick it up at Plants Unlimited in Rockport, or Lincoln County Publishing in Newcastle. Pick up is available 10 am to 12 pm. We'll have hats and bird houses for sale too. They make terrific gifts! <!--Do your birds look hungry? You can stock up on seeds before the cold winter winds blow, and feel good about supporting your local Audubon…

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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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Field Trip: Pemaquid Point

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pemaquid Point lighthouse, 3115 Bristol Rd
Bristol, ME 04558 United States
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Visiting Pemaquid Point is like going out to sea, but without a boat. The peninsula is long and relatively narrow, extending well out in the Atlantic ocean, which explains why it is such a great place for viewing seabirds. We'll meet at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse parking lot in Bristol at 8:00 am. There may be a parking fee. Participants should dress for cold and windy weather. Winter precipitation will result in cancellation. From the lighthouse, expect to see Great…

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