Events & Programs

  • February
  • Public Program: Birding in Eastern Australia and Tasmania
    • Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Curtis Library Morrell Rm., 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick
    • Speakers: John Berry and Nick Lund

    Nick Lund is the new Outreach and Network Manager at Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm.

    John Berry is an active birder, treasurer, and member of the Merrymeeting Audubon Board.

  • March
  • Field Trip: Reid State Park, Georgetown
    • Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 8:30am – 2:00pm
    • Location: (see below)
    • Leader: Doug Suitor

    Winter in Reid State Park offers wonderful opportunities to search for coastal birds including grebes, loons, and scoters. Join Doug Suitor to also look for Purple Sandpipers and winering songbirds. Dress warmly. Bring lunch or a snack.
    Meet at the Bath Shopping Plaza parking lot, across from McDonald’s, to carpool. FMI call Doug Suitor at 841-1951.

  • Celebrating Maine’s Wild Creatures
    • Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Curtis Library Morrell Rm.,
    • Speaker: Ed Robinson

    Ed grew up in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of Western New York, and spent all his spare time exploring the woods, wetlands and fields around home. Though he has traveled the world for his career, using diverse skills in photography, biotechnology and aquaculture, he has always nurtured his love of nature. Living on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Ed enjoys Maine’s wildlife on land and sea. An active outdoorsman, he owns an old farm in NY where he looks forward to spending many weeks each year doing active habitat management there. In his spare time, Ed serves as a trustee of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT), is a board member for Maine Operation Game Thief, and sings with the Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus. After many years of writing for a variety of publications, Ed recently published his first book, “Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks and More.”

  • April
  • Field Trip: Scarborough Marsh
    • Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 7:00am – 2:00pm
    • Location: (see below for meeting places)
    • Leader: Maurice Dauphin

    On this annual “Welcome-to-Spring” outing, we hope to see Brant and other migrating waterfowl, snipe, sandpipers, herons, egrets, ibis and sparrows. Bring lunch or a snack.

    Meet at the Bath Shopping Plaza parking lot, across from McDonald’s, at 7:00 a.m. to carpool, or at Brunswick Hannaford at 7:20 a.m. FMI call Maurice Dauphin at 389-2585.

  • Field Trip: Waterfowl of Bowdoinham
    • Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 8:00am – 12:00pm
    • Location: (see below for meeting places)
    • Leader: Gordon Smith

    We’ll search access points along Brown’s Point Road for waterfowl and spring migrants.

    Meet at the Brunswick Hannaford at 8:00 a.m. or at the Town Landing Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham at 8:30 a.m. FMI call Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Field Trip: Brunswick Landing
    • Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8:30am – 1:00pm
    • Location: (see below for meeting place)
    • Leader: Gordon Smith

    We’ll explore a variety of habitats for early returning migrants. Expect to walk paved and dirt paths (up to 2.5 miles total).

    Meet at the parking lot off Admiral Fitch Avenue (.6 miles from Bath Road entrance) opposite the Southern Maine Community College complex at 8:30 a.m. FMI call Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Annual Meeting
    • Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Curtis Library Morrell Rm.

    We will have a speaker and refreshments, but the program is still to be finalized.  Check back here later for more information.

  • Field Trip: Whiskeag Creek, Bath
    • Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 7:30am – 11:59pm
    • Location: (see below for meeting places)
    • Leader: Ted Allen

    Join Merrymeeting Audubon and the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to explore Whiskeag Creek where it empties into the Kennebec River at Thorne Head.

    Meet at the Bath Shopping Plaza parking lot, across from McDonald’s, to carpool or, at Sewall Woods on Whiskeag Road at 8:00 a.m. FMI call Ted Allen at 729-8661.