Christmas Bird Counts Approaching!

Our two annual CBC’s will be here soon.  If you’d like to join us, please get in touch.

The Southern York County CBC (in the York/Cape Neddick area) will be on Monday, December 15th.  FMI, contact Pat Moynahan, 284-5487 or pmmoynahan@maine.rr.com.

The Biddeford/Kennebunkport CBC will be held on Saturday December 27th (snow date: Sunday, Dec 28th).  FMI: contact Marie Jordan at 650-1019 or mijord@maine.rr.com.

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Annual Bird Seed Sale

Early Bird Pricing through 10/31

Keep your feathered friends happy this winter by treating them to high quality bird food and help support two of your favorite environmental organizations at the same time.  Each fall, York County Audubon joins forces with the Wells Reserve at Laudholm to offer this sale.

The seed from Blue Seal is fresh from the 2014 crop.  There’s a broad selection of seed and suet, and great prices, especially if you order by 10/31.  There’s easy access pickup at the Wells Reserve November 13-15th.

Please click on this link to access the order form:  Seed Sale 2014

Thanks for your support.  Your birds will thank you too!

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The Harlequin, Autumn 2014

Harlequin Autumn 2014

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November 18th Program: THE ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY JUNCO

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  • Program to be presented in the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
  • Come early to socialize
  • Come earlier to sit in on the Board Meeting
  • Program is free and open to the public, and starts at 7 p.m.

This film was screened recently, at the joint meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union and the Cooper Ornithological Society.  It has received outstanding reviews and in July, it won first place in the non-commercial film division and was named “Film of the Year” at the 30th annual Animal Behavior Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. This amazing film captures the beauty of the bird while offering fascinating details on biology and natural history.  If you think the Junco is a common bird and you don’t give it a second thought -well you won’t make that mistake again!

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Tuesday, October 21 Program: Flavor of Australia: Birds and More

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  • Program to be presented in the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
  • Come early to socialize
  • Come earlier to sit in on the Board Meeting
  • Program is free and open to the public, and starts at 7 p.m.

Experience Australia as Marie Jordan shares her Australian travel and birding experiences in the areas around Cairns, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.  Her piquant presentation will fuel our minds as she takes us down under to see beautiful unique birds – Honeyeaters and Parrots as well as Kingfishers and Kookaburras. We will also view the unique scenery and Aborigine rock paintings in Kakadu National Park and hear the haunting sound of the didgeridoo.

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Sept 16, 2014 Program: All about Bluebirds

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  • Program to be presented in the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
  • Come early to socialize
  • Come earlier to sit in on the Board Meeting
  • Program is free and open to the public, and starts at 7 p.m.

John Rogers has maintained a trail of bluebird nest boxes for 4 decades and has fledged over 13,000 Bluebirds in boxes he personally monitors.  His presentation includes the life history of the Eastern Bluebird, other birds that nest in Bluebird boxes, and nest box management. The focus is on Bluebirds, but John also shares his passion for the natural world.  The program has variety, feeling, and is thought provoking.  With beautiful photographs, sounds, and an enthusiastic presentation style, this program is of interest to anyone who appreciates nature.

 

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Please visit our Facebook Page

Our Facebook page provides our latest photos of local bird sightings and other posts of interest.  It will also often have updates regarding our Wednesday morning bird walks and other events.  If you wish, you can “Like” our page to be sure to catch any updates that are posted.

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Saturday morning Summer Bird Walks

Join us at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm every other Saturday this summer starting June 14th, for a guided bird walk around the Reserve property.  Beginners are welcome.  Please bring binoculars if you have them; if not, you can borrow some. These walks are free and open to the public.  We meet in the parking lot, and reservations not required.  Future dates are 6/28, 7/12 and 7/26, 8/9 and 8/23.

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Get Out and Bird!

Join York County Audubon birders for 7 a.m. bird walks…

  • 5-14 Wednesday: Rotary park, 550 Main Street, Biddeford
  • 5-15 Thursday: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Beach Street (Route 9), Saco.
  • 5-24 Saturday: Hattie’s 109 Mile Stretch Rd, Biddeford Pool
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The Harlequin, Spring 2014

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