Events & Programs

  • October
  • Field Trip: Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden Oct. 21
    • Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 8:00am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Green Point WMA, Dresden, ME

    Expect a wide variety of Fall migrants in the woodlands, fields and wild rice flats of this diverse State Wildlife Management Area. We will walk paths, farm roads and open fields (about 2.5 miles total). Wear footwear suitable for walking in dew-covered grassy fields which might contain ticks. No restroom facilities available.

    Meet at the east end of the Bath Shopping Center at 8:00 a.m., or at Green Point Farm by the green shed at 8:30 a.m. FMI call Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

     

  • Public Program: South Texas Rarities, Tues. Oct. 23
    • Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Curtis Library Morrell Rm., Brunswick

    In February 2018, a group of Maine Audubon members took a private tour with Field Guides Inc. to South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.  In winter, this subtropical region is known to produce unpredictable vagrants that make this a “must visit” location for every North American birder. Supplement the rarities with large numbers of wintering waterfowl, sparrows, warblers, raptors and coastal birds. The trip list was extensive! Join one of the tours co-leaders and Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a photo-presentation to highlight the birds seen, places visited, and shenanigans of pursuing birds along the Rio Grande Valley (plus a preview of 2019 tours!).

     

  • Field Trip: Hermit Island Oct. 27, 2018
    • Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 8:00am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Hermit Island, Phippsburg, ME

    Doug Suitor will lead this outing to Hermit Island on Small Point in Phippsburg. We’ll walk along Head Beach, by ocean overlooks, and along a wooded dirt road by a saltwater cove. Expect to see ducks, grebes, and loons as well as some woodland birds.

    Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the north end of Bath Plaza across from McDonald’s, or 8:30 at Head Beach, Hermit Island, Route 216, Phippsburg. FMI call Doug Suitor at 841-1951.

  • November
  • Field Trip: Waterfowl of Sabattus Pond, Nov, 4, 2018
    • Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 8:00am – 12:30pm
    • Location: Meet @ Brunswick Hannaford

    John Berry will lead this trip to Sabattus Pond in Sabattus, ME. In the Fall, Sabattus hosts large concentrations of migrating waterfowl, including Ruddy and Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, scaup, and Coots.

    Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 8:00 a.m. to carpool. FMI call John Berry at 632-7257.

  • December
  • Field Trip: Giant Stairs Waterfowl Walk, Dec. 1, 2018
    • Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 8:30am – 11:00am
    • Location: Giant Stairs Trail, Bailey Island, ME

    Join John Berry and Merrymeeting Audubon for a look at the winter waterfowl of eastern Casco Bay from one of Harpswell’s most scenic locations. Directions for the site are on the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust web site. The estimated time is three hours.

    FMI John Berry at 632-7257 or Berry.John@comcast.net.

  • Field Trips: Christmas Bird Count: Bath —Phippsburg, Dec. 15, 2018
    • Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 7:00am – 5:00pm

    Birders of all ages and experiences are welcome. The CBCs usually begin early in the morning and last most of the day. The weather can be very iffy, but at the very least, cold and windy. Dress very warmly, as you’ll be outside much of the time.

    If you can’t venture out with our teams, then consider doing bird counts at your home feeders. Submit the best estimates of birds in your yard—species and numbers.

    If you would like to participate with a team or as an individual, please contact Doug Suitor at 841-1951 or dougsuitor@ gmail.com.

    FMI or changes in the schedule, please check our web site close to the trip date: www.maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.

  • Field Trip: Christmas Bird Counts Brunswick — Freeport, Dec, 28, 2018
    • Friday, Dec 28, 2018 7:00am – 5:00pm

    Birders of all ages and experiences are welcome. The CBCs usually begin early in the morning and last most of the day. The weather can be very iffy, but at the very least, cold and windy. Dress very warmly, as you’ll be outside much of the time.

    If you can’t venture out with our teams, then consider doing bird counts at your home feeders. Submit the best estimates of birds in your yard—species and numbers.

    If you would like to participate with a team or as an individual, please contact Doug Suitor at 841-1951 or dougsuitor@ gmail.com.

    FMI or changes in the schedule, please check our web site close to the trip date: www.maineaudubon.org/merrymeeting.