Presentations & meetings

Everyone welcome, free of charge. Please check back periodically for updates. Thanks to Viles Arboretum (153 Hospital Street, Augusta) for hosting our annual winter presentations. All presentations are in the Viles Conference room (right/south side of building).

2019 Thursday Birding Presentations

The Club has three great winter programs scheduled for January 31, February 28 and April 18th at 7:00 pm.

The annual Kennebec Land Trust Lyceum series continues in March:  https://www.tklt.org/lyceum/

Thursday February 28, 2019 – Gary and Suzanne Cole: Birding Ecuador and Peru

Gary and Suzanne Cole, Club members from North Monmouth, in September 2018 embarked on a three week tourism/birding trip to Ecuador and Peru. In Ecuador they took a Galapagos cruise, and spent three days bird watching at Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve. In Peru they spent a half day bird watching in Lima, then joined Habitats Peru for 7 days near Cusco where we combined cultural tourism with bird watching, culminating at Machu Picchu.

Thursday April 18, 2018- Laura Suomi-Lecker: Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center – a citizen’s guide to helping the birds of Maine.

This presentation will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom and what public citizens can do to help our local birds.  Recent cases of Avian Haven will be highlighted, including injured eagles, owls, hawks, loons, and many species of songbirds.

Laura Suomi-Lecker is the education and outreach coordinator and long-time volunteer with Avian Haven and also the Technical Director at Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District where she does a variety of bird-related programs.

Presentations coordinated by Howard Lake and Margaret Viens