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, July 9 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!
This walk will be on easy terrain in the Merrymeeting Bay Wildlife Management Area. Participants should wear sturdy shoes offering protection from mud and water and be cognizant of ticks. 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 Forest Insect Walk in Topsham led by Cathy Reynolds on July 17th from 1-3pm. Pre-register with Ed Friedman at 666-3372 for this outing.
To receive more information about FOMB’s programs call Kathleen McGee, Coordinator at 666-3598. The full Summer Outside! series is on the web at: www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org.
Photo: Juvenile bald eagle in Bowdoinham, Credit: Avian Haven