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Shorebirding!

Did you know that World Shorebirds Day is celebrated in September?  We decided it would be very appropriate to honor amazing shorebirds with a shorebird walk of our very own at two legendary shorebirding destinations: Hills Beach and Biddeford Pool.

LOGISTICS:  Dress in layers (it can be windy out on the ocean) and wear walking shoes (though we will be walking barefoot on the sandy beaches.)  Bring the following: a bagged lunch, bug spray, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, binoculars, camera (optional), and notebook (optional).  If you do not have binoculars, MYBC will provide you with a pair.

Meet us at 6:00 am at the UNE parking lot next to the Student Academic Success Center along Hills Beach Road.  We will be birding until 11:45 am or 12:00 pm.  Please arrive back at the UNE parking lot to pick up your child at around 12:00 pm.

"Some 50% of the world’s shorebird species are in decline, and vital habitat is being lost at a higher rate than ever. We urgently need to raise public awareness around the world of these imperiled birds’ plight and the need for shorebird conservation and research." (World Shorebirds Day)

 Least Sandpiper by Fyn Kynd

Least Sandpiper by Fyn Kynd

 American Golden Plover by Fyn Kynd

American Golden Plover by Fyn Kynd

 Greater Yellowlegs by Fyn Kynd

Greater Yellowlegs by Fyn Kynd

 Semipalmated Sandpiper by Fyn Kynd

Semipalmated Sandpiper by Fyn Kynd

 Black-bellied Plover by Fyn Kynd

Black-bellied Plover by Fyn Kynd

Earlier Event: August 18
Cathance River Preserve
Later Event: October 20
Mount Agamenticus pt. II