Bird Sounds Walk
Saturday, August 15, 2015. 7:00 to 9:00 am
Eash Bowdoinham, Bowdoinham, Maine
Contact: Ed Friedman, FOMB, 666-3372
Merrymeeting Bay is internationally recognized for its unique tidal freshwater ecosystem. This ecosystem attracts a diversity of birds drawn to its unique waters and the Bay is recognized by The American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Conservation Area. To help you learn more about this habitat and its avian array, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) is pleased to host ornithologist Will Broussard who will lead a morning Bird Sounds Walk in Bowdoinham on Saturday, August 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Will, currently Outreach Coordinator for Mount Washington Observatory, studied conservation biology at Antioch University New England graduate school and years ago was the youngest person certified by Cornell’s Ornithology Lab for recording bird sounds. A Bowdoinham native, Will is passionate about the birds found around Merrymeeting Bay. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn, observe and hopefully listen to songbirds, raptors, and everything in between!
Although this walk will be on easy terrain, participants should wear sturdy shoes offering protection from mud and water. The walk will occur rain or shine. For directions and to pre-register, please contact Ed Friedman at 666-3372.
The FOMB Summer Outside! Series is the warm weather counterpart to FOMB’s popular Winter Speaker Series. Events are usually free and are open to the public. Pre-registration is required. FOMB’s next outing will be a Mud Plant Walk with ecologist Andy Cutko on August 28th from 5:00-7:00pm. Merrymeeting Bay’s tidal flats are home to about a dozen rare plant species and Andy Cutko from the Maine Natural Areas Program is an expert in them. Pre-register with Andy at 666-3162 for this Bowdoinham walk.
To receive more information about FOMB’s programs call Ed Friedman, Chair 666-3372 The full Summer Outside! series is on the web at: www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org.
Photo: Will Broussard at work. FOMB