Bethel Area Chamber Of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.
Name: Where Have The Meadowlarks Gone?
Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Bird populations in Maine have changed since the last "Atlas of Breeding Birds in Maine”, which was done from 1978-1983. Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Carolina Wrens were absent in the first atlas but have now become very common in southern and coastal Maine. Wild Turkeys were just becoming established at that time and only found in a few sites.
But what has happened to American Kestrels, Bobolinks, and Eastern Meadowlarks? Where can you still hear Eastern Whip-poor-wills?
Doug Hitchcox, Naturalist for Maine Audubon, will fire you up to become involved in a large, citizen-science project to update the “Maine Breeding Bird Atlas”. It doesn’t matter if you are hardly interested in birds or a fully-fledged birder, anyone can contribute. Only you can report if a chickadee is singing in your backyard (possible breeding), or carrying old dog hair into a birdhouse (probably breeding), or feeding their recently fledged young (confirmed breeding). From causal observations to “adopting a block” that you’ll check regularly throughout the nesting season, any effort is greatly appreciated as every bird counts.
Location: Shelburne Town Office, 74 Village Road Shelburne, NH
Date/Time Information: Wednesday, March 13th 7-8:30 p.m.
Contact Information: Barbara Murphy
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Fees/Admission: Workshop is free.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Bethel Area Chamber Of Commerce