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April 2020

What’s Happening To Our Birds?

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roberts Learning Center Farmington, ME United States + Google Map
Free

CANCELLED RESCHEDULED TO SEPT 9th The numbers are staggering. A recent article in the journal Science documents declines among 64% of all eastern forest bird species—a loss of 167 million birds—and among 50% of all boreal forest species—a loss of 501 million birds— in North America alone. That means nearly one in four of all eastern forest birds and one in three of all boreal forest birds that were coloring the forest with their flashy feathers and cheerful songs in…

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May 2020

Annual Warbler Walk

May 9, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Whistle Stop Trail Farmington, ME United States
Free

CANCELLED because of COVID-19 Contact: Nancy Knapp - 2077786285

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Nightjars in Maine

May 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ME United States
Free

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL TALK The talk will be by Webinar. Please register. Instructions or viewing the Webinar will be sent by May 5th to those who register. Logan Parker is an assistant ecologist and founder of the Maine Nightjar Monitoring Project. This statewide citizen science project is collecting observations of whip-poor-wills, nighthawks, and other nocturnal birds, some of which are facing widespread declines. Attendees will learn about the natural history of Maine’s nightjars, cryptic and nocturnal birds…

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October 2020

Changing Bird Populations in Maine by Herb Wilson

October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

REGISTER NOW Since Maine became a state in 1820 there have been many changes in our bird fauna. Some species have immigrated into the state to become a part of our avifauna. Sadly, others have declined and, in some cases, disappeared. We’ll explore the changes in Maine’s birds over the past two centuries, using a variety of resources. Herb Wilson is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at Colby College where he taught Ornithology, Evolution and Diversity, Marine Ecology and Marine…

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November 2020

Centuries of Change in Maine’s Forests by Andrew Barton

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar: Register – see below under “find out more”
Free

Register Andrew Barton will describe how Maine forests have changed over the past several centuries in terms of tree species, forest structure, and the replacement of old growth with younger forests. He’ll highlight the ecological importance of older forests and some of the exciting strategies for conservation and restoration of these important habitats. Andrew Barton is a forest ecologist, science writer, and professor of biology at the University of Maine at Farmington. His research focuses on how forests are responding…

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March 2021

“Predators: The Balance of Nature” – a program by Chewonki

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar: Register – see below under “find out more”
Free

<strong><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TXggChZwSFinhZAiI0VsOA">Register</a></strong> Scary, disgusting, wicked, vicious: predators have a rough reputation in our society. Chewonki’s program, “Predators: The Balance of Nature,” explores the many commonly held myths about predators and works to dispel them. Highlighting the remarkable adaptations that help predators find and consume their prey, the presentation will engage participants with a vivid slideshow and lively discussion. Chewonki’s presenter will use the lens of food webs and natural cycles to explore problems faced by predators in our world, including…

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April 2021

Saving Seabirds: New Lessons From Puffins Speaker: Dr. Stephen W. Kress

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar – check back closer to the time for registration details
Free

Register Worldwide, about one third of all seabird species are now globally threatened because of effects of invasive predatory mammals, marine pollution, coastal development and effects of climate change. Against this grim background, Dr. Kress’s presentation about the restoration of Maine seabirds offers hope and inspiration that people also have the capacity to bring seabirds back to some of their historic nesting places and to be better stewards of nesting islands and the essential forage fish which seabirds require. The…

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May 2021

Peregrine Falcon restoration in Acadia National Park and Highlights of the Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch Speaker: Ranger Patrick Kark

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar: Register – see below under “find out more”

Register As one of the first locations chosen to recover peregrine falcons, Acadia National Park has a storied history in the recovery of peregrine falcons. Join Ranger Patrick Kark as he discusses the success of the recovery project within the park and the reach Acadia’s falcons have had far outside Acadia’s borders. Acadia also hosts the Cadillac Mountain Hawkwatch which will be entering its 27th counting season in 2021. Learn more about the experience of hawkwatch on the highest mountain…

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