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Sat, Aug 26


Loring Memorial

Wild Bird Identification (FREE!)

Learn how to find and identify birds in the summer! Binoculars help, but are not required.

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Wild Bird Identification (FREE!)
Wild Bird Identification (FREE!)

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Loring Memorial, 449-455 Eastern Promenade, 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 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. 

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration is required to reserve a spot in the class. The class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please plan accordingly. If you know you can't attend class, a quick phone call or email is appreciated so we can make the spot available to other students. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.

NOTE: This class will be held entirely outdoors. Please dress appropriately. 

Donations of $5-25 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. Financial aid and 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.


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