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December 2019

Christmas Bird Count Rockland-Thomaston

December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, an early officer in the then-nascent Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition — a "Christmas Bird Census" that would count birds during the holidays rather than hunt them. Mid-Coast Audubon proudly carries on the tradition of the Christmas Bird Count in three count circles every December. We welcome all birders for a fun and chilly day of birding, or from the warmth of your home as you watch your feeders.…

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January 2020

Citizen Science in our Coastal Estuaries

January 16 @ 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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Field Trip: Pemaquid Point

January 25 @ 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. Don Reimer will lead our trip, and we'll meet at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse parking lot in Bristol at 8:00 am. Dress warmly! From the lighthouse, Common Eiders and Black Guillemots are usually observable. Common Loons, Red-necked and Horned Grebes, and…

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February 2020

Nelson Preserve Trail Cleanup Workday

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the beautiful Nelson Preserve in Friendship, ME for a day of trail clearing! Flex your muscles, count your steps, exercise with a purpose. We’ll be clearing blowdowns and branches from the trails that wend through magical mossy forest to river shores. Best enjoyed in winter when the ground is frozen and bugs not present. Bring clippers, saws, or just your bods! Snowshoes if it is snowy. See you then! WHERE: Nelson Preserve, Route 97, Friendship ME -…

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Field Trip: South Coastal Area of Maine

February 8 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Join us as we focus on the Ogunquit area and north including the Cliff Walk at Marginal Way and the Cliff House resort. The Cliff House offers sweeping ocean views that make for wonderful sea birding. A footpath along the rocky shoreline near Perkins Cove offers extensive views where ducks and seabirds can be readily observed. We typically see Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers and a variety of vociferous Scoters. Dress warmly! We welcome birders of all skill levels. We will…

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Climate Change: How do we know?

February 20 @ 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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Bird Seed Sale

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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It's time to prepare for your spring bird-feeding as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of our colorful migrants! Proceeds from the bird seed sale help Mid-Coast Audubon provide free educational programs throughout the year. We now have TWO PICKUP LOCATIONS. Choose from these tasty varieties of seed to keep your birds well fed this spring and summer: Black oil sunflower seed $16 for 20 pounds, $29 for 40 pounds Sunflower meaties (hulled) $28 for 25 pounds, or $47 for 50…

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March 2020

Field Trip: Biddeford Pool and Environs

March 7 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Common Eider by NRCM

This trip will bring fine viewing of sea birds, raptors, and early migrants. Biddeford Pool is a big sandy tidal area accessed through Hill’s Beach. Additional nearby location options include Pine Point where the Scarborough River empties into the Atlantic ocean, and Scarborough Marsh, Maine’s largest expanse of salt marsh. We welcome birders of all skill levels. We will depart Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call Trip Leader, Dennis…

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CANCELED: Camera Trapping Your Wildlife Neighbors

March 19 @ 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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