CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 feeder station winners!! We had an outstanding response to our call for applications. Although we are not able to provide materials to all the applicants this year, we plan to continue this project and support additional sites in the future. This year’s awardees are:
- Great Salt Bay Community School (Lincoln County)
- Thomaston Grammar School (Knox County)
- North Haven Community School (Knox County)
- Whitefield Elementary School (Lincoln County)
- Monhegan Island School (Lincoln County)
- Carver Memorial Library (Waldo County)
We can’t wait to help you get your station set up!
Learning to observe birds can be a springboard for exploring nature, sound, flight, animal behavior, biodiversity, as well as writing, music, and art. Your school or library can apply for a free feeder station!
Check back in mid-winter of 2022 for our next application period.
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!