Programs & Events

Pre-register is required to attend field trips by contacting 664-4400 or deaudubon@gmail.com

Avian Beauty of Indian Point Blagden Preserve
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 7:30 AM 
Indian Point Road, Town Hill, MDI
Leader: Michael Good

            Explore one of MDI's famous birding hotspots searching for Black-backed Woodpecker, Blackburnian Warblers, Ruffed Grouse and a variety of waterbirds. This old growth Red Spruce forest has much to offer birders who would like to become more familiar with this amazing avian haven owned by The Nature Conservancy.

Ospreys on the Wing
MONDAY, JULY 24, 7:00 PM
Blue Hill Library
Speaker: Alan Poole. 

Ospreys are some of our planet’s most mobile creatures, many of them covering vast distances in their annual migrations.  Learn how and where these birds move, what they depend on as they travel and migration challenges thanks to exciting new details from satellite transmitters.  

Paddle the Narrimissic River in Orland
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 7:30 AM 
Leader: Sue Shaw

            As it winds from the Alamoosook Dam toward Orland Village, the Narramissic is one of the prettiest paddles in the area with a variety of birds, turtles, dragonflies and lovely pond lilies.  Provide your own equipment—life jackets required!  Directions provided upon registration.

An Artist’s View of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:00 PM 
Blue Hill Library
Speaker: Michael Boardman 

In 2015 Michael spent two weeks as the artist in residence in Glacier Bay. This presentation will include details about the park and its wildlife and the experience of creating art in such an inspiring environment. Michael will share his paintings and the stories behind them. 

Head Harbor Passage Boat Trip  
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Departs from the Breakwater, Sullivan St., Eastport
Co- sponsored with Maine Audubon and Fundy Chapter.

This cruise with Eastport Windjammers will be on the lookout for thousands of Bonaparte’s Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwakes and other possibilities including Sabine’s Gull that forage in the upwellings caused by the the strong currents in the passage. Limit 30. $60 per person.

Register through Maine Audubon : http://maineaudubon.org/events/tag/trip/ or (207) 781-2330 x273.

Birding Scott’s Landing
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00 AM
Turn left just after the Deer Isle Causeway.
Leader: Mike Little

This Island Heritage Trust parcel is rich in habitat diversity, which means that many species may be found on its 26 acres, including migrating songbirds. Views of Eggemoggin Reach make seabirds a possibility.

Yardening for Birds, Bees and Butterflies
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 8:00 AM
Meet at the Blue Hill Baptist Church, Route 15.
Leader: Leslie Clapp
 
Leslie’s 10-acre property, a “certified wildlife habitat”,  is an oasis in the middle of town.  The gardens and landscaping are extensive with special attention given to native plants.  126 bird species have been recorded here— come and learn what plants and other creative ideas have drawn them in. 

Journey into Climate
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 7:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church, Ellsworth
Speaker: Paul Mayewski 

As Director of the Climate Institute at the University of Maine, Paul has led more than 55 expeditions to some of the most remote polar regions around the planet to research climate change.  Find out what ancient ice cores with their chemical “fingerprints” reveal about our past and what more recent ice samples prove is happening currently to our climate.

Adventures with Owls
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 7:00 PM
Blue Hill Library
Speaker: Lynn Havsall

During her 40 year career as a naturalist, Lynn has had many exceptional experiences with owls.  Hear all about her fun owl encounters and learn about the 11 owl species found in Maine.