For the Birds! Bobolink Walk and Bird Habitat Talk
June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The public is invited to take a walk through a thriving bobolink habitat! Join the Georges River Land Trust, Mid-Coast Audubon, and naturalist/author Scott Weidensaul for a walk on Monday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in South Thomaston to discuss the importance of grassland habitat in the northeast for declining species of migratory birds. A particular focus will be the area’s healthy population of bobolinks, newly returned from South America and performing their spectacular song-flight displays.
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” “Return to Wild America” and “The First Frontier.” His newest book, “A World of Wings” about global migration, will be released in 2021. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon magazine, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications, including Living Bird. He is also an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as western hummingbirds expanding into the northeast, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded. A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in New Hampshire, and has for more than 20 years been an instructor at National Audubon’s Hog Island camp in Bremen.
Space is limited; to register, please call (207) 594-5166. This walk is organized in cooperation with Mid-Coast Audubon and is free and open to the public. We recommend long pants, closed shoes, and bring your binoculars!
The Georges River Land Trust has conserved 4,000 acres of natural habitats and working lands in Knox and Waldo Counties and receives 90% of its support through individual donations. For more information about programs, trails, events, and membership visit GeorgesRiver.org or call (207) 594-5166.
Mid-Coast Audubon’s mission is to promote long-term, responsible use of natural resources through informed membership, education and community awareness. For listings of other free programs and field trips hosted by Mid-Coast Audubon, visit their website at https://midcoast.maineaudubon.org/events/.