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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh

Current session: July 1st to September 2nd, 2020

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Registration not required.

Join us for this Wednesday morning Bird Walk.  We meet at the Nature Center and check out the birds there and head to local hot spots in Scarborough.  We may hit Pine Point, the Eastern Trail, Pelreco and Dunstan Landing. 

 

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Daily Guided Canoe Tour – Reservations Required

Current session: July 1st to September 7th, 2020

$13 More Info

We are offering daily guided canoe tours by reservation only.  Please call 207-883-5100

This schedule could change at any point due to Covid 19 current circumstances.  

Members $11, Nonmembers $13
Children $10

Experience the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Paddling through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichogs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one.

This tour is suitable for both novice and experienced paddlers. 

We strongly encourage visitors to bring their own life jackets. We will have a small number available for purchase.

If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

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Sunset Puffin Cruise I

with Doug Hitchcox

Next session: July 11th, 2020

$45 More Info

Members: $35 Nonmembers: $45

Join us on an evening cruise out of New Harbor to motor around Eastern Egg Rock and see the Atlantic Puffins that nest there! We time this trip at sunset for beautiful 'golden' light on the birds (great for photographers) and get to visit Franklin Lighthouse just as the light comes on. 

Information packet: Sunset Puffin Cruise Info Packet (COVID-19 Policy Update)

Additional Sunset Puffin Cruise on Friday, July 24

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Chickadee Club

Next session: July 15th to August 15th, 2020

Calling all children ages 3-8 and their families! You are invited to become a founding member of the Maine Audubon Chickadee Club, a monthly subscription program for young adventurers. There are two ways to join:

Digital club members pay just $5/month for access to downloadable, printable activities, art prompts, templates, and more. Print as many copies as you need to explore all of your favorite outdoor spaces!

Opt in to the Gilsland Farm Flock for: 

  • A new activity kit to pick up at Gilsland Farm each month, chock full of the information, materials, and tools you’ll need for outdoor play and exploration, nature-inspired art, and more! 
  • Notifications of pop-up adventures you can do as a family at Gilsland Farm
  • Special opportunities to virtually interact with Maine Audubon educators and scientists 
  • Access to digital content so you can save and print more copies of favorite activities 

Cost: $30/month (Extra supplies for multiple children in the same household are available for $15/additional child per month.) 

How to sign up: Sign up anytime to access that month’s digital content. For Gilsland Farm Flock members, please see important dates below: 

July/August: Sign up by July 8 to receive an activity kit. Pickup will be July 15-17 at Gilsland Farm

August/September: Sign up by August 1 to receive an activity kit. Pickup will be August 12-14 at Gilsland Farm.

 

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Kayak Tour

Next session: July 18th, 2020

$13 More Info

Member $11, Nonmember $13

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Gliding through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichugs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. Must be 16 or older.

Please arrive no later than 1:00 pm.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

We strongly encourage visitors to bring their own life jackets. We will have a small number available for purchase.

If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

 

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Bird Monitoring July

Next session: July 25th, 2020

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Bird Monitoring at Scarborough Marsh

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Join us for a marsh-wide bird survey.  Participants will go on foot, canoe or kayak.  Novices welcome and will be paired with advanced birders.  We have been doing this survey for over 20 years.  All the data collected helps researchers determine the health of the marsh and is entered into eBird.

Advanced registration appreciated but not required.  Call 207-883-5100 and press zero or e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org

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August Full Moon Canoe Tour

Next session: August 1st, 2020

$16 More Info

Full Call 207-883-5100 Press O for waitlist

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 7:00 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

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Family Night Hike

Next session: August 7th, 2020

Location: Scarborough Marsh

On this family-oriented hike, participants will use their senses to discover the night life at the marsh. We will try to find many different species of wildlife including a special night mammal, the bat. Participants will be able to use Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meters (www.EchoMeterTouch.com) to detect them and may want to download the free smartphone app in advance. 

 

Advanced reservations are required.  Please call 207-883-5100.

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