Sat, Aug 27|
Bug Light Park
Wild Bird I.D. (FREE!)
Learn how to find and identify common wild native and migratory birds! Bring your own binoculars, or borrow a pair of ours.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2022, 8:00 AM – Aug 28, 2022, 9:00 AM
Bug Light Park, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
About the event
Birds are perhaps the most visible and vocal of our non-human relatives, and each of their songs tell a story. The seemingly random noises that birds make are specific vocalizations, each with their own unique meaning, and knowledge of birdsong and bird behavior has provided vital information for humans since time immemorial. Bird-watching continues to contribute to a deeper understanding and sense of place for the modern naturalist.
Learn how to find and identify wild birds! Some birds migrate south for the winter, but many do not. We’ll cover the basics of key identifying characteristics like shape, size and color, habitat, flight and behavioral patterns, tracks, songs and sounds. We’ll have several pairs of binoculars to share, but you should bring your own if you have them.
Donations of $5-15 will be graciously accepted. Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.