Sat, Jul 31|
Eastern Promenade - Midslope Trailhead
Wild Bird Identification (FREE!)
Learn basic techniques to help you find and identify wild birds! Bring your binoculars, or borrow ours.
Time & Location
Jul 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Eastern Promenade - Midslope Trailhead, Eastern Promenade Midslope Trail, Portland, ME 04101, 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! We'll be looking at local birds and searching for spring migrants, as well. 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 a few pairs of binoculars to share, but you should bring your own if you have them. We will meet at the Midslope Trailhead, at the Eastern Promenade in Portland (at the big parking lot in the middle of the curvy road that heads down to the beach).
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.
Instructor: Alia Bradley
Spring Birds Free RSVP
Spring Birds $5 Donation