Bird Migration is Here, Join Us for a Walk

Spring has definitely arrived, newly arriving species are being seen daily and we have many birding events and programs available to people in the greater Portland and Bangor areas. Below are a few highlights from our busy birding season. You can learn a lot by taking a walk with a naturalist or experienced birder.

Bird Banding Breakfast – Friday, May 3, 7 – 9am
River Point Conservation Area, Freeport
See birds up close and “in the hand” and learn about the importance of monitoring bird populations. Join biologists from the Biodiversity Research Institute for a bird banding demonstration.
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Cliff Island Watch – Saturday, May 4
Meet for a 6am Casco Bay Ferry returning on the 4pm
Join naturalists George Libby and Gary Roberts for a ramble around Casco Bay’s Cliff Island.
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Birding by Ear: Learn & Make it Live
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 – 9am at Fields Pond Audubon Center, Greater Bangor
Right before the new season of Neighborhood Bird Walks begin, Bob Duchesne will give us a primer on birds’ songs. After we learn from the indoor presentation we’ll make it live and take our knowledge outside.
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Warbler Weeks at Evergreen Cemetery – Starting Monday, May 6, 7am
Evergreen Cemetery in Portland
One of the best places in southern Maine for a close view of migrating songbirds–particularly warblers–is Portland’s Evergreen Cemetery. At the height of migration season in mid-May it’s possible to see more than 20 warbler species in a single morning.
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Neighborhood Bird Walks – Bangor Area, Starting May 8, 7-8:30am
Several walks at prime birding locations around the greater Bangor area. Leaders vary, waterproof shoes are recommended!
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Capisic Pond Fridays – Friday, May 10 & 17, 7am
Capisic Pond Park in Portland
This small Portland park features a surprising assortment of habitats and provides a welcome refuge for migrant and nesting birds.
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Birding Monhegan Island – Saturday, May 11
6am ferry, details at the link below.
For migrating birds Monhegan Island is an oasis. During spring migration the concentration and variety of birds using the island as a stopover to rest and feed often exceeds any comparable place on the mainland.
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