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September 2022

Late Summer Migration in the Caribou Bog Conservation Area (CBCA)

September 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The restored wetlands in Boulder Pond and Black Pond (formerly known as the Taylor Bait Ponds) are now being actively managed to attract shorebirds and waterfowl.  Late summer through early fall is the best time to come for shorebirds, as this is the height of their migration through our region. CBCA can often be a good spot for mammal sightings as well. Leaders:  Tara Barker & Sharon Wilson Barker Directions:  From Forest Avenue in Orono, follow Taylor Road (aka the…

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Fall Migration in Essex Woods

September 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

In late summer and early fall, it’s not unusual to spot transient great egrets and migrating shorebirds at Essex Woods.  We will look for multiple species of ducks, green and great blue herons, and pied-billed grebes in the marsh, and check the surrounding trees and shrubs for lingering neotropical songbirds and year-round residents. This repeats a walk on August 28. It's is a great opportunity to see and compare the range of different species that rely on Essex Woods as…

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October 2022

MAINERS GO WILD IN ALASKA

October 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Free

This last spring, Sandi and Bob Duchesne finally took their first trip to Alaska, after planning  and saving up for it over the past forty years.  Their itinerary took them through city parks in Anchorage, numerous destinations along the Kenai Peninsula in the southwest, Nome on the northwestern coast just below the Arctic Circle, and finally camping out in Denali National Park and along the wild and scenic Denali Highway, allowing them to explore some of the vast interior of…

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Fall Migration in the Caribou Bog Conservation Area (CBCA)

October 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The restored wetlands in Boulder Pond and Black Pond (formerly known as the Taylor Bait Ponds) are now being actively managed to attract shorebirds and waterfowl.  Late summer through early fall is the best time to come for shorebirds, as this is the height of their migration through our region. CBCA can often be a good spot for mammal sightings as well. Enjoy some peak-season leaf peeping as you help us look for late-migrating birds that use the woods and…

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November 2022

STATE OF THE LOONS

November 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE

Offered via Zoom, pre-register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lcuGsrToqG9bvHOF5U68DJ28O6UOUfMVS Maine Audubon has worked for 40 years to better understand how Maine’s iconic common loons are faring. Nick Lund, Advocacy and Outreach Director for Maine Audubon and an avid lifelong birder, will summarize what has happened to Maine’s loon population over the last four decades. Please join us to learn about the biology of these beautiful birds, the threats they face (both natural and human-caused), and what Maine Audubon and others are doing to…

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Late Fall Birding in Downeast Maine

November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

We will meet at Fields Pond and carpool to the scenic Schoodic Peninsula via Ellsworth and Coastal Route One, stopping at numerous hot spots to scan for year-round resident birds and winter migrants on both sea and land.  This is a great trip for novice birders and new residents who want to learn more about Maine’s winter bird populations, and good places to look for them along the Downeast coast.  More experienced birders can help us locate and identify unusual…

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