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June 2022

Field Trip: Belgrade Lakes & Bond Brook (Augusta)

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Messalonskee Lake Boat Ramp, 1338 Augusta Rd.
Belgrade, 04917
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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. We require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. ******************************************** A visit to Belgrade Lakes offers a mix of fresh water and northern hardwood forest species with highlights including Black Terns, Sandhill Cranes, Purple…

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RESCHEDULED Field Trip: Kennebunk Plains

June 11 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Damariscotta Hannaford, 469 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 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. We require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. ******************************************** 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…

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July 2022

Wander the Rockland Waterfront

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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.” MCA Board member, Will Broussard, will lead us on a gentle walk around Rockland harbor to see what bird species might be found. Bring binoculars if you have them! Meet at Harbor Park, 1 Pleasant St., Rockland. For more information or to RSVP, contact Will at (207) 837-9520. Sunday, July 3 at 8 am, free…

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All About Corvids

July 13 @ 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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August 2022

Field Trip: Weskeag Marsh, S. Thomaston

August 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

We will look for the first wave of south-bound shore birds at this Knox County hot spot. Meet at the parking lot on Buttermilk Lane in South Thomaston at 7:30 AM. A scope is very helpful. Weskeag Marsh in South Thomaston is one of Maine’s best birding marshes. The marsh is a mix of salt, brackish, and freshwater habitat. It is a mix of cattails and grass. It is a mix of potholes and mud flats. It is a mix…

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September 2022

Field Trip: Pine Point & Environs

September 3 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh Eastern Road

We'll be seeking the second wave of sandpipers and plovers at this consistent lure for shorebirds fattening up for the long flight south. This area also offers fine viewing of waterfowl and wading birds. Pine Point is where the Scarborough River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Our intention is to be at Pine Point at 7:30 AM, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Those wishing to carpool from the north will depart Damariscotta Hannaford’s at 5:45 AM. All those carpooling must be…

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

September 15 @ 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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Field Trip: Monhegan Island – NEW DATE

September 21 @ 6:45 am - 5:30 pm

Join Don Reimer as he seeks south-bound migrants from this famous mid-coast Maine migrant trap. The Monhegan Ferry leaves at 7:00 AM from Port Clyde and returns at 4:30 PM. Attendees must make their ferry reservations in advance. Call the Monhegan Boat Line at 207-372-8848, or reserve online at https://monheganboat.com. Call Dennis McKenna at 207-563-8439 (home) or cell 207-522-2891 with any questions. Monhegan Island is 10-miles off the coast and is a magnet for migrating warblers and other songbirds. We'll…

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October 2022

Field Trip: Popham Beach

October 1 @ 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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