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2019 Birding Extravaganza

Birding at Curtis Farm Preserve in Harpswell (Curt Chipman photo)

In its seventh year, bird watchers of all ages and experience are welcomed to attend the Birding Extravaganza, a series of free birding excursions supported by four conservation organizations in Midcoast Maine. Merrymeeting Audubon (MMA), Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT), Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) have planned an array of experiences to spot and study a wide range of birds and to learn from expert birders.

This annual series is a great way to check out the partnering land trusts’ preserves and trails. The protected areas of the three land trusts cover thirteen towns in a region known as a global hotspot for migratory birds.

All events are free and open to the public, though some require advance registration.

Film screening of The Messenger, exploring the relationship between the uncertain fate of songbirds and our own. Ticketed event at Frontier

Birding at Sewall Woods Preserve with Merrymeeting Audubon

Bird Atlas Training Workshop in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library

Hoping for a Harpswell Heron at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Bird Walk at Brunswick Town Commons with Dale Dorr

Warbler Walk at Bonyun Preserve with Bobby Carnicella

Bird Walk at Crystal Spring Farm with Jan Pierson

Beyond Birding: Understanding Bird Behavior with Nat Wheelwright at Curtis Farm Preserve

Bird Walk at Brunswick Town Commons with Gordon Smith and John Berry

Birding for Kids with John Berry and Priscilla Seimer at Curtis Farm Preserve