Birding by Ear

Posted Oct. 29, 2012, at 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Sleigh Barn, Woodlawn Museum, Surry Road, Ellsworth, Maine

For more information: Mary Blackstone; 667-8878

On Monday, November 26 the Ellsworth Garden Club will also host a workshop on Birding by Ear. Led by one of Maine’s top birding experts, Bob Duchesne, participants will learn that identifying birds by their songs is much easier than you would think. Duchesne focuses on six quick tips that demystify the identification process and give beginning birders a new skill while giving more experienced birders a useful refresher.

Duchesne discovered his passion for birds in the first grade, and his interest grew to the point that in 2009 he completed the development of the Maine Birding Trail and authored a guidebook for the state which was published by Downeast Books. Currently, he writes a weekly birding column for the Bangor Daily News and serves on the Maine Audubon Board of Trustees. He is Past President of Audubon’s Penobscot Valley Chapter in the Bangor area, and he is a frequent field trip leader with trips that have taken him from Atlantic Canada to the Florida Everglades. Bob has also just finished four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, where he served on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and helped to direct state environmental policy. Prior to that, Bob was the morning voice on Q-106.5 radio for 17 years.

The workshop will begin at 7:00PM at Woodlawn Museum’s Sleigh Barn on the Surry Road in Ellsworth. It is open to the public free of charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or reservations please call 667-8878 (for Birding by Ear).