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June 2019

Field Trip: Bowdoin College Coastal Studies Center, Harpswell

June 15 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm

Maine Bird Atlas Breeding Bird Survey- Participate in a citizen science project to survey breeding birds. We will walk easy to moderate trails (up to 2.5 miles total) along this 118-acre Bowdoin College-owned field station looking and listening for breeding birds. Windy and/or rainy weather conditions will cause this event to be cancelled. Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 6:30 a.m., or at the parking area at the Coastal Studies Center at the end of Bayview Rd. (off Rt. 24 on…

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Field Trip: Pineland Farm, New Gloucester

June 16 @ 6:15 am - 12:30 pm

Maine Bird Atlas Breeding Bird Survey— Participate in a citizen science project to survey breeding birds. We will walk easy farm roads and paths (up to 3 miles total) along the fields and forests of Pineland Farm, looking and listening for breeding birds. Windy and/or rainy weather conditions will cause this event to be cancelled. Restrooms available nearby. Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 6:15 a.m., or at the Pineland campus parking lot off Yarmouth Drive at 7:00 a.m. FMI Gordon…

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Field Trip: Chase Reserve/Calderwood Preserve, Brunswick/Freeport

June 22 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Maine Bird Atlas Breeding Survey— Participate in a citizen science project to survey breeding birds. We will walk easy trails (up to 3 miles total) along these two neighboring preserves along the border between Brunswick and Freeport, looking and listening for breeding birds. Windy and/or rainy weather conditions will cause this event to be cancelled. Meet at the Chase Reserve parking area off Bunganuc Rd., just before the Freeport town line, at 6:30 a.m. FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

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Field Trip: Long Reach Preserve, Harpswell

June 23 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Maine Bird Atlas Breeding Survey— Participate in a citizen science project to survey breeding birds. We will walk easy to moderate trails (up to 2.5 miles total) along this Harpswell Heritage Land Trust property, looking and listening for breeding birds. Windy and/or rainy weather conditions will cause this event to be cancelled. Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 6:30 a.m., or at the Long Reach Preserve parking area at the Trufant-Summerton ballfield on Rt. 24 at 6:50 a.m. FMI Gordon Smith…

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Work Day: Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Cut back new growth from trails and remove non-native invasives to maintain native habitat. Prepare Sanctuary for upcoming Family Bird/Nature Programs. FMI Glenn Evans at 443-9652 if you are planning on coming.

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Field Trip: Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary, Freeport

June 30 @ 6:30 am - 11:30 am

Maine Bird Atlas Breeding Survey— Participate in a citizen science project to survey breeding birds. We will walk easy trails (up to 2.5 miles total) along this Maine Audubon Sanctuary, looking and listening for breeding birds. Windy and/or rainy weather conditions will cause this event to be cancelled. Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 6:30 a.m., or at the Mast Landing Sanctuary parking area off Upper Mast Landing Rd. at 6:50 a.m. FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

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July 2019

Field Trip: Family Bird/Nature Program & “Sneaky Pat Challenge”, Hamilton Sanctuary

July 6 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

This program is geared for 3rd–6th grade beginning birders, with their parents. Participants will have the opportunity to observe resident summer birds and other nature sights, and to have the birds light upon a feeding tray held by the children’s gloved hands. Pre-registration is required and limited to 8 children per session. Meet at the Hamilton Sanctuary parking area at 7:30 a.m. FMI to register, contact Glenn Evans or Marianne Warner at 443-9652 or e-mail: warnerevans20@yahoo.com. Hamilton Sanctuary lies along…

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Field Trip: Family Bird/Nature Program & “Sneaky Pat Challenge”, Hamilton Sanctuary

July 27 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

See videos of previous programs on YouTube: 2017-18 https://youtu.be/3aOKovK3JgQ 2016 Family Birding/Nature Program     This program is geared for 2nd–6th grade students, with their parents. Participants will have the opportunity to observe resident summer birds and other nature sights, and to have the birds light upon a feeding tray held by the children’s gloved hands. Pre-registration is required and limited to 8 children per session. Meet at the Hamilton Sanctuary parking area at 7:30 a.m. FMI to register, contact Glenn Evans…

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Meeting: Merrymeeting Audubon Board

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Board Meeting: host Glenn Evans, Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath For directions call 443-9652.

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August 2019

Field Trip: Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell

August 17 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

At this Harpswell Heritage Land Trust preserve we will be looking for returning shorebirds on the mudflats of Basin and Curtis coves. We also expect to observe resident land birds on the easy trails (up to 2 miles total), including a visit to the amazing “Pebble”. Portable toilet available nearby at Mitchell Field. Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 7:00 a.m., or at Curtis Cove Preserve lower parking lot off Basin Point Rd. at 7:30 a.m. FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

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