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October 2021

Field Trip: Popham Beach

October 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Popham Beach State Park

*We want to continue to honor the social distancing guidance, which makes carpooling for this longer trip unwise.* 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. We welcome birders of all skill levels. We'll enjoy a…

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Field Trip: Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip

October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Maine Audubon has rescheduled their fall pelagic birding trip for Saturday, Oct. 16. It leaves the dock in Bar Harbor at 9 am. This is a truly wonderful trip and some of our regular trip attendees and Board members will be going. Join us! Go to the Maine Audubon Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip page for details and to buy a ticket.

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Listening to Nocturnal Bird Migration

October 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every spring and fall, the night sky comes alive with the sound of migration as songbirds join geese, ducks, herons, gulls, shorebirds, and more in an epic exodus that is one of the great natural wonders of the world. For the last several years, author, conservationist and bird migration enthusiast Eric Masterson has been operating a nocturnal flight call station at his home in southern New Hampshire, recording and analyzing the calls of migrating birds as they pass unseen overhead.…

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Fall Bird Seed Sale

October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered. Proceeds from the bird seed sale help Mid-Coast Audubon provide free educational programs throughout the year. We now have TWO PICKUP LOCATIONS. Pre-ordered seed will be available for PICK UP on Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m. to noon at one of two locations you specified on the order form: either Plants Unlimited, 629 Commercial St (Route 1) in Rockport, OR Lincoln County Publishing, 116 Mills Rd., Newcastle. For more information, it's best to email Sue…

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November 2021

Field Trip: Sabattus Pond

November 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sabattus Pond

*We want to continue to honor the social distancing guidance, which makes carpooling for this longer trip unwise.* 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…

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Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field, and several dozen new images from Paul Bannick's award-winning and best-selling bird book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats. Audiences will witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in…

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December 2021

The Real James Bond

December 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with author Jim Wright whose book, The Real James Bond, tells the story of the Philadelphia ornithologist whose name was stolen by Ian Fleming for the dashing 007. The real James Bond spent his summers in Maine his whole life. He and his uncle even wrote a field guide to the birds here. Jim Wright's book is packed with archival photos, many never before published, and interviews with Bond's colleagues. When James Bond published his…

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January 2022

Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

January 20 @ 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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Field Trip: Pemaquid Point

January 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pemaquid Point lighthouse, 3115 Bristol Rd
Bristol, ME 04558 United States
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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. For early 2022, we require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Participants are welcome to arrange carpooling among themselves, but we will not meet at a central location beforehand. The trip leader will…

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