One of the joys of spring is the return of birds of all shapes, sizes and colors. Who doesn’t love stepping outside to a chorus of birdsong or catching a glimpse of bright red or yellow in the trees? The new warmth of spring and the longer days draws birds to make their spring migration. The window of time before the leaves come out provides a perfect opportunity to get a good look at our feathered neighbors. To help you identify and learn more about our local birds, several conservation groups collaborate each spring to offer the Birding Extravaganza!

All events are free and open to all. Advance registration is required and each organization follows COVID-19 policies to keep everyone safe. Big thanks to our fellow partnering organizations Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

Check out the 2022 line-up below!

Winged Wonders of Woodward Point Preserve

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Location: Woodward Point Preserve (Brunswick)

Hosted by Maine Coast Heritage Trust

To learn more & to register, click here.

The Modern Birder: An Introduction to Birding Apps

 

Location: beginning at the KELT Office, eventually transitioning to the Thorne Head Preserve (Bath)

Hosted by Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

To learn more & to register, click here. 

Youth Bird Walk

Monday May 9th | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Coleman Farm trails in Pennellville neighborhood (Brunswick)

Hosted by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

To learn more & to register, click here. 

Crystal Spring Farm Bird Walk

Thursday May 12th | 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Location: Crystal Spring Farm (Brunswick)

Hosted by Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

To learn more & to register, click here. 

Spring Birding at Otter Brook

Saturday May 14th | 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location: Otter Brook Preserve (Harpswell)

Hosted by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

To learn more & to register, click here. 

Shorebirds of Harpswell

Wednesday May 25th | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Skolfield Shores Preserve (Harpswell)

Hosted by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

To learn more & to register, click here. 

Clark Island Birds

Tuesday May 24th | 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: Clark Island Preserve (Saint George)

Hosted by Maine Coast Heritage Trust 

To learn more & to register, click here. 

Bird Walk at Erickson Fields

Saturday May 28th | 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: Erickson Fields Preserve (Rockport)

Hosted by Maine Coast Heritage Trust 

To learn more & to register, click here. 

Bobolinks Walk

Saturday June 18th | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Red Rose Preserve (Bowdoinham)

Hosted by Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

To learn more & to register, click here.