Learning to observe birds can be a springboard for exploring nature, sound, flight, animal behavior, biodiversity, climate change as well as writing, music, and art. Your school or library in Knox, Lincoln, or Waldo County can apply for a free feeder station!
To apply, fill out the online application form. Application deadline is June 30, 2022.
Mid-Coast Audubon would like to support your school or library’s natural history teaching and exploration by providing equipment and resources to establish a bird feeding station. A Mid-Coast Audubon volunteer will come to your facility to help with setup and activities to launch or enhance your program. The feeder station includes:
- Mounting pole for feeders
- A large cylinder or tube feeder
- A suet feeder
- A squirrel baffle
- A metal container to store seed away from moisture and rodents
- Starter supply of sunflower seed (50 lbs.) and suet (15 blocks)
- A copy of the “Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America” by Bill Thompson III
- A copy of “Maine’s Favorite Birds” by Jeff and Alison Wells
- A poster featuring common backyard birds of the northeast by Roger Tory Peterson
- A resource list that includes information about Common Core Standards and Citizen Science Projects kids can participate in.
- 2 compact binoculars
Want to help us supply more schools and libraries? Make a donation to our feeder station program by sending a check to Mid-Coast Audubon, P.O. Box 458, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Thank you for helping us teach kids about birds!