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2017 Schedule

Down East Spring Birding Festival

May 26 - 29, 2017 - Cobscook Bay Area, Maine

Festival Headquarters is at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott
Time zones: All event times below are Eastern Time Zone (EDT) 

Free events are listed below the main schedule

Thursday, May 25

  • School Events: CCLC / Cobscook Bay State Park / MNWR

 

Friday, May 26

  • 11 am – 5:30 pm  Trescott/CCLC: Festival HQ and Registration Table Open
  • 11 am – 4 pm  Trescott/CCLC:  Maine Audubon Staffed Exhibit (Carroll Tiernan)

 

Saturday, May 27

  • 6 am – 6 pm  Trescott/CCLC:  Festival HQ Open
  • 10 am – 3 pm  Maine Audubon Staffed Exhibit (Carroll Tiernan)

 

Sunday, May 28

  • 7 am – 7 pm  Trescott/CCLC:  Festival HQ Open
  • 5 – 5:30 pm  Trescott/CCLC:  Slideshow of photos submitted by participants, guides, and staff 
  • 5:30 pm  Trescott/CCLC: Lobster Dinner Fundraiser (w/ Vegetarian option) (fee $25-50)

 

Monday, May 29

  • 7 am – 1 pm  Trescott/CCLC:  Festival HQ Open

 

 

Free Events at Festival Headquarters

Thursday, May 25   School Events:  CCLC and Cobscook Bay State Park and MNWR

Friday, May 26           Festival HQ at CCLC, the Commons in Trescott

11am – 5:30 pm           Trescott. CCLC Festival HQ and Registration Table Open

11;30 am                     Trescott/CCLC.  Opening Remarks(Maurry Mills & Jeanne Guisinger)

Noon – 1pm                 Trescott/CCLC.  Signature Festival Presentation:  “Birding by Ear”, Bob Duchesne

1-2 pm                         “Birding Optics” by Maine Audubon’s (Carroll Tiernan)

1-4 pm                         Maine Audubon Staffed Exhibit (Carroll Tiernan)

3–5pm                         Trescott, CCLC.  20 min. slide presentation on the Warblers of Moosehorn; 30 min DVD on Puffin Project(these films will run more than once)

 

Saturday, May 27      Festival HQ at CCLC, The Commons in Trescott

7 am – 6 pm                 Trescott.  Festival HQ Open.

10 am – 3 pm               Maine Audubon Staffed Exhibit, (Carroll Tiernan)

1–2 pm                        Trescott/CCLC:  Bill KolodnickiEcology of Terns

2-3 pm                         Trescott/CCLC:  Anne Archie:  Spruce Budworm in Maine: Changes in the Boreal Forest

 

Sunday, May 28         Festival HQ at CCLC, The Commons in Trescott

7 am – 7 pm                 Trescott.  Festival HQ open at the Cobscook Community Learning Center

Noon – 1pm                 Trescott/CCLC: Project Puffin video and Warbler “Winging It” slide show

1:00– 2:30 pm             Trescott/CCLC:  Premiere presentation of “The Messenger” directed by Su Rynard..  CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT BIRDSONG?   

3–4 pm                        Trescott/CCLC1:  Photography:“Birds of the Upper Bay of Fundy”  (Woody Gillies)

4–5 pm                        Trescott/CCLC: Delia Farris tells her family story: Lighthouse Keeping & Lobster Fishing/Family connection to birding

 

 

Monday, May 29        Festival HQ at CCLC, The Commons in Trescott

7 am – 1 pm                 Trescott. Festival HQ Open at the Cobscook Community Learning Center

11 am – 1 pm               Trescott/CCLC:  Bird Sighting Tally

11 am – 1 pm               Trescott/CCLC: Project Puffin video and Warbler “Winging It” slide show

7–10 pm                      Trescott/CCLC.  Old Time Music Jam.  Listeners and musicians welcome.  Regular community event – festival participants invited. Refreshments.  Donation welcome.

 

Other Free Events

Moosehorn NationalWildlife Refuge:  Saturday, May 27: 1:00 – 5:00 PM: Open House at Refuge Headquarters in Baring

Saint Croix International Historic Site:  Sunday, May 28:  11:00 – Noon, 2:00 – 3:00 pm:  What did these early settlers see in the birds?

DownEast Salmon Federation in East Machias:  Monday, May 29 12:30 – 2:00 pm:  Open House


Updated 5/18/17