Events & Programs
- POTLUCK SUPPER AND BIG-DAY BIRDATHON RECAP
Many members have told us how much they have missed the Birdathon Potluck Suppers that we used to hold every year. Maine Audubon recently hired a new manager for the Fields Pond Audubon Center, so we are thrilled to be able to revive this fun tradition! Birdathon teams will recount their Big Day adventures to sponsors and other attendees. Skits, songs, and other non-traditional reporting methods are welcomed, and the Clay Hardy Memorial Lame Duck Trophy will be awarded to the team that manages to list the most species in a single 24-hour period – but all teams will win a prize just for participating, in fun categories to be determined by the judges after hearing their Big Day reports! All proceeds from the Birdathon benefit the Fields Pond Audubon Center, proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018!
- Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument.
Saturday, June 16: Leaders: . We will travel together via 15-passenger van to explore the bird life and scenic vistas of Maine’s new national monument, located east of Baxter State Park with spectacular views of Katahdin. We will make multiple stops and do some short, easy hiking (optional if you are mobility-impaired), but no long treks. Bring a brown-bag lunch and beverages for the day, or plan to buy them at a small convenience store on the way into and out of the monument. Definitely bring your binoculars and/or camera, because you will use them! Meet the van at Fields Pond Audubon Center at 6:00 a.m., or in the large parking lot behind Wendy’s at University Plaza, Old Town (just off I-95, Exit 193) at 6:30 a.m. Return to Fields Pond by 5:00 p.m.
(Rain Date: June 17)