Programs

All are welcome to attend our programs which meet at the Seacoast Science Center, Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. Refreshments are at 7:00 pm. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Doors will be locked at 7:45 pm!!! For more information contact Dan Hubbard at 603-332-4093, or danielhubbard@peoplepc.com

Program: The Acadia Birding Festival - Changes Through the Years and What is Offered Now
Wednesday, April 13
The Acadia Birding Festival (ABF) is in its 18th year and has become a popular festival nationwide. It attracts about 300 people/year from all over the US and beyond. It offers many field trips, boat trips, workshops, keynote presentations, social events, food, and also lots of fun and camaraderie. Come hear ABF Executive Director Becky Marvil describe the making of a successful festival, how ABF has changed through the years, and what to expect if you attend in June, 2016 or any future year. 

Program: Bird Banding
Wednesday, May 11
Bird banding has been recognized for many years as an important research tool for ornithologists. Migration patterns, longevity, behavior, diseases, food preferences, population studies, and geographic distribution are just a few of the areas being investigated through banding. Join Jay Barry and Lauren Kras as they introduce you to the methods of banding and a look at current research programs being conducted in NH. 


Program: World End Pond Teaser
Wednesday, June 8
In the southeast corner of NH along the MA border lies a shallow, 100 acre pond known as World End Pond. Since 2012, over 170 species of birds have been recorded at this Salem site and it has proven to be one of the top ranking birding locations in southern NH. Come learn about this hidden gem from Salem resident and presenter Kyle Wilmarth.
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