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February 2020

Work Day: Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apple tree pruning and invasive species removal. This Sanctuary offers visitors 2.5 miles of well-maintained trails, thanks to the help of a volunteer stewardship committee. Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off US Route 1 in West Bath. Turn left onto New Meadows Rd. and go straight ahead to the stop sign. New Meadows Rd. turns into Foster Point Rd. Follow Foster Point Rd. nearly to it’s end. You will see the Sanctuary sign and a parking lot on the…

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Public Program: Antactica & Chile, Jeff Stann, speaker

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morell Rm., Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011

Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, Brunswick. Jeff Stann will recount a trip he made to Western Antarctica in 2019. Including a stopover in southern Chile, he saw five penguin species among a total list of approximately 120 birds. He has birded from Argentina to Alaska over the years. Visiting Antarctica was of particular interest to Jeff, since he had written about the history of scientific exploration in the Pacific and Southern oceans during a prior life at the Smithsonian.…

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March 2020

Field Trip: Reid State Park, Georgetown

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

****CANCELED**** (See news post)   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 wintering songbirds. Dress warmly. Bring lunch or a snack. Meet at the Bath Shopping Plaza parking lot, across from McDonald’s, to carpool at 8:30 A.M. or 9:00 at the large bath- house at Griffith Head. FMI call Doug Suitor at 841-1951.

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Field Trip: Salisbury Beach & Plum Island

March 21 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

****CANCELED**** (See news post) Join the search for wintering birds on this all-day outing to coastal Massachusetts. First stop is Salisbury Beach State Park, where we will look for wintering ducks, loons, grebes and Short-eared Owls. Iceland and Glaucous Gulls will be the target birds in Newburyport. Then on to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island to see Snowy Owls, Snow Buntings and more waterfowl. Dress warmly and bring lunch. Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 7:00 a.m.,…

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Public Program: Backyard Birding, Bob Duchesne, speaker

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morell Rm., Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011

****CANCELED**** (See news post)   This program explains what to expect in all seasons, including how to attract birds while avoiding problems, and explores what birds are in the woods just beyond the backyard fence. Bob currently writes a weekly birding column for the Bangor Daily News and a monthly Woods & Waters column for Bangor Metro magazine. Bob recently completed six terms in the Maine House of Representatives where he chaired the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee and the…

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April 2020

Field Trip: Waterfowl of Bowdoinham

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

****CANCELED**** (See news post)   We’ll search access points in Bowdoinham and along Brown’s Point Road for waterfowl and early land migrants. Meet 8:00 A.M. at the Town Landing Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham. FMI Gordon Smith at 449-8206.

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Field Trip: Scarborough Marsh/Biddeford Pool

April 11 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

****CANCELED**** (See news post)   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.

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Field Trip: Capt. William Fitzgerald Recreation & Conservation Area/Bay Bridge Landing Wetland, Brunswick

April 26 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

****CANCELED**** (See news post) We’ll explore these two Town-owned properties for early migrants. The “Fitzgerald Preserve” is one of the few sandplain grasslands remaining in Maine. We’ll walk easy, sandy paths (up to 2 miles) exploring this unusual natural area. Fol- lowing, we’ll visit the nearby Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park on the Androscoggin River. Meet at 7:00 A.M. at the iron gate at the end of Lindbergh Crossing Road (off Old Bath Road), 1.3 miles northeast of the Bath…

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Annual Meeting and Public Program: “Drawing the Arctic”, Michael Boardman, speaker

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morell Rm., Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011

****CANCELED**** (See news post) Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, Brunswick. Wildlife artist, Michael Boardman, will present a slide show and talk on his Voices of the Wilderness artist residency in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2019.

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May 2020

Work Day: Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cancelled due to ongoing requirement for coronavirus social distancing

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