Merrymeeting Bay is internationally recognized for its unique tidal freshwater ecosystem. This ecosystem attracts a diversity of birds drawn to its unique waters and the Bay is recognized by The American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Conservation Area. To help you learn more about this habitat and its avian array, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) is pleased to host ornithologist Will Broussard who will lead a morning Bird Walk in Bowdoinham on Saturday, August 26 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Will has been Outreach Coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory and since 2021 has been Science and Writing Specialist for the Maine-based mushroom company North Spore. He studied conservation biology at Antioch University New England graduate school and years ago was the youngest person certified by Cornell’s Ornithology Lab to record bird sounds. A Bowdoinham native, Will is passionate about the birds found around Merrymeeting Bay. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn, observe and hopefully listen to songbirds, raptors, and everything in between!
This walk will be on easy terrain in the Merrymeeting Bay Wildlife Management Area. Participants should wear sturdy shoes offering protection from mud and water and be cognizant of ticks. The walk will occur rain or shine. For directions and to pre-register, please contact Ed Friedman at 666-3372.
The FOMB Summer Outside! Series is the warm weather counterpart to FOMB’s popular Winter Speaker Series. Events are usually free and are open to the public. Pre-registration is required. This is the last summer outing of 2023. FOMB’s 2023-2024 Winter Speaker Series begins October 11. Winter series presentations are held the second Wednesday evening of each month, October-May. Presentations are usually recorded and past events can be viewed here.
To receive more information about FOMB’s programs call Ed Friedman at 666-3372 or look on the web at: www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org.