4/11, Saturday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Biddeford Pool Fire Station
Waterbird migration begins early in coastal Maine, with wintering species leaving for their breeding grounds while others are starting to arrive from elsewhere to breed. Some other species stopover in Maine during their migration to other places, often congregating in well known areas such as Biddeford Pool.
This program will start with an overview of waterbird ecology and their fascinating migration strategies, before discussing the conservation issues they and coastal wetlands face. Then we will focus on the species that can be found in coastal Maine in early spring, from seabirds such as alcids to freshwater-adapted species such as wading birds and dabbling ducks.
This workshop will be held on Saturday morning, April 11th, 2020, from 8:30 am till (about) 12:30 pm. in Biddeford Pool. We’ll meet at the Fire Station at the corner of Orcutt Blvd and Stonecliff Road. We’ll start with an indoor program in the second floor meeting room of the Fire Station. We will then go looking for birds, searching both freshwater and saltwater habitats, before finishing at East Point Sanctuary in order to see as many species as possible.
Advance registration is required. To register, please use the registration form below. The price is $20/ person ($25/person for non-members), payable by cash or check at the workshop.
Ed Jenkins has been working with seabirds for the past decade, in Maine for National Audubon, but also elsewhere in the US and abroad, from New Zealand to Malta. Originally from the UK, he received his M.Sc. studying seabirds in Newfoundland in 2018, and now lives in Falmouth.