Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is honored to be an Acadia Centennial Partner and pleased to celebrate Acadia National Park’s 100-year anniversary with a bird walk in the park on Saturday, May 14—International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). IMBD is a great day to celebrate the beauty and importance of birds, and Maine is a hotspot for many bird species.
Join Jeff and Allison Wells for a morning of birding in Acadia National Park, a great place to see birds among the beauty of Maine’s coast. Both lifelong birders and coauthors of Maine’s Favorite Birds, Allison is NRCM’s senior director of public affairs and Jeff is senior scientist for the Boreal Songbird Initiative and a Fellow of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
We’ll begin by scanning for lingering Black, White-winged, and Surf scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, Horned Grebes, and other seabirds that have not yet returned north to their Canadian breeding grounds. We’ll check the nearby area for newly arrived warblers and other songbirds. Then we’ll move on to nearby hiking trails to listen for the rollicking song of Winter Wren and search for the brilliant orange-throated Blackburnian Warbler, the yellow-faced Black-throated Green Warbler, and, with luck, the amazing White-winged Crossbill. With decent weather we should be able to see dozens of bird species as we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day together.
We’ll plan on finishing by 11:00–11:30, in time for you to enjoy a picnic lunch on your own or a warm meal at a local eatery.
What to bring: binoculars, birding scope if you have one (or you can share ours), water bottle, snacks if you want. Space is limited. Reserve your spot at www.nrcm.kintera.org/birdacadia.Location: Reserve your spot to receive meeting location information
Contact Name: Beth Dimond Comeau
Contact Phone #: (207) 430-0106
Event web page: http://www.nrcm.kintera.org/birdacadia
Event Sponsor(s): Natural Resources Council of Maine
This is a free event.