Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

November 2022


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

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…

Find out more »

Late Fall Birding in Downeast Maine

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

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…

Find out more »

February 2023

Chemical Toxicity in Maine Wildlife and Humans

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Silent Spring was first published over 60 years ago.  Rachel Carson warned her readers that DDT, a widely-used insecticide, was disrupting ecosystems and endangering native species. DDT accumulates in the tissues of any creature that consumes it, so it builds up over time as more and more DDT-contaminated prey are eaten.  Thus the toxicity gets biomagnified at each successive level of the food web, compromising the health and reproduction of the top predator species. The bald eagle population was reduced…

Find out more »

Winter Birding in Downeast Maine

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trip Leaders:  Bob and Sandi Duchesne We will meet at Fields Pond and carpool to Pinkham Bay and Pigeon Hill Bay in Steuben via Ellsworth and Coastal Route One, stopping at various hot spots (including many on the Schoodic peninsula) 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…

Find out more »

March 2023


March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PVC board member Ellen Campbell will share photos, videos, and intriguing tales of her adventures and misadventures as a member of the statewide volunteer “animal ambulance” network for Avian Haven.  Ellen picks up birds in distress that have been rescued, and occasionally has to figure out how to safely capture a bird herself, in order to drive them to Avian Haven’s wildlife rehabilitation facility in Freedom, Maine.  She says that it’s  an honor to participate in Avian Haven’s mission, “...dedicated…

Find out more »

April 2023


April 4 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

This will be an indoor program at FPAC. Pre-registration required, space is limited Co-sponsored with Fields Pond Audubon Center The display of male American woodcock, termed the "Sky Dance" by Aldo Leopold, is one of the first hallmarks of spring when they migrate back to Maine from their wintering grounds in the southeast US.  Field surveys suggest that woodcock have declined over the last half-century. Using new GPS tracking technology, researchers at the University of Maine have been leading efforts…

Find out more »


April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  PVC board member Bob Milardo will present a travelogue about his recent birding trip to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.  Species highlights will include footage of multiple penguin colonies, albatrosses, prions, giant petrels, and snow petrels, along with the sheer magic of the Southern Ocean. This will be an indoor program at FPAC.

Find out more »


April 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Leaders: Gloria Vollmers and Paul Markson.  This perennial Bangor birding hot-spot has earned the nickname of “Little Penjajawoc,” since it is part of the larger Penjajawoc-Caribou Marsh wetlands ecosystem that covers a huge swath of the greater Bangor region.  No matter what you choose to call it, this is always a lively place to look for puddle ducks, marsh species, year-round residents, and early-returning migratory species.  Meet in the Essex Woods parking lot at the end of Watchmaker Street, off…

Find out more »


April 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Leader: Bob Milardo. Join Bob for a leisurely walk through portions of the Caribou Bog Conservation Area (CBCA), an Orono Land Trust property where volunteers have been rehabilitating the former Taylor Bait Ponds to provide improved habitat for ducks, shorebirds, wading birds, and other species that breed and feed around ponds and freshwater marshes. We’ll keep an eye out for species that typically migrate through our region, resting and feeding up before flying on toward their Canadian breeding grounds. The…

Find out more »

May 2023


May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us to elect new board members and officers, followed by a presentation from the 2022 recipient of the Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award (IBERA). Trina Wantman will present findings from her academic research on “Nest site selection and hatchling success of Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in central Maine.”  Wood turtles are an internationally-listed endangered species and a Priority 1 Species of Concern in Maine, so their ability to successfully reproduce is of great interest to researchers.  Trina, a…

Find out more »
+ Export Events