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Water Birds on the Move

October 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A bird flies low over the sea.

Join the Wendell Gilley Museum and Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz on Friday, October 13th from 9:00am – 12:00pm for Water Birds on the Move.

A great variety of birds, during autumn, head south to escape dwindling food resources and the onslaught of winter. The majority of migrants pass over Mount Desert Island at night, unseen. But we can witness the passage of day-flying water birds – cormorants, common eiders and other sea ducks, loons, northern gannets, gulls, and more – by looking for them from shoreline vantage points.

Join us for an introductory workshop and field experience at the Gilley Museum (4 Herrick Road in Southwest Harbor). We’ll begin indoors at the Wendell Gilley Museum for a water bird migration primer, then carpool to the Seawall Picnic Area to see water birds on the move. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, your curiosity, and your questions!

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.wendellgilleymuseum.org/events/SB-1013


October 13, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wendell Gilley Museum
4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
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