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Birding Extravaganza - Hoping for a Harpswell Heron

  • Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Harpswell, ME United States (map)

Four Conservation Organizations offer series of birding walks in the Midcoast Region

KELT, Merrymeeting AudubonHarpswell Heritage Land Trust, and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust have collaborated to offer multiple opportunities to visit beautiful natural places and watch for a variety of birds from forests to farms to the shoreline.

Sunday, April 28 at 3:00pm

Hoping for a Harpswell Heron at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.

Three years after five Maine Great Blue Herons were outfitted with lightweight GPS tracking devices, biologists, students, and other volunteers are hoping to similarly tag a Harpswell heron this spring. The goal of the project is to understand herons and their habitat preferences more fully by following their movements during nesting, migration, and wintering, while also providing students a unique opportunity to connect with the birds and their wetland habitats.

Learn about herons and the tracking project from Danielle D’Auria, a wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and project leader for the Heron Observation Network of Maine (HERON), a citizen-science initiative that has involved hundreds of volunteers over the past ten years. She will share highlights from tracking these birds beyond state and international borders, and present opportunities for people to get involved with this year’s effort.

Click here for a newspaper article from 2016 about Harpswell Community School students who were involved with this project.

Birding Extravaganza Events are co-sponsored by

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