Posted June 13, 2012, at 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, June 17, 2012 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Road, Alton, Maine

For more information: Gudrun Keszöcze; 2078272230; hirundomaine.org

Celebrate Father’s Day by spending the afternoon paddling along Pushaw and Dead Streams. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge offers a Father’s Day guided canoe tour from 2pm – 3:30pm on Sunday, June 17th, 2012. The tour is open to all fathers and those who are father figures in children’s lives.

Bucky Owen, wildlife ecologist, will guide you through this unique ecosystem, talk about the great diversity of bird, aquatic plant communities, conservation issues and efforts, and observe mammal behavior in the tranquil beauty of the Refuge. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets are available, call to reserve (207) 944-9259, (207) 827-2230, or bring your own canoe.

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is located on Hudson Rd (Rte. 43) Alton/Old Town. Meet at Gate 3 (35 Hudson Rd, Alton).

The Father’s Day Paddle starts Hirundo’s Summer Guided Canoe Tours, which will be available each Sunday from 2-3:30pm. Meet at Gate 3 in the parking lot (35 Hudson Rd). Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is located on Hudson Rd (Rte. 43) Alton/Old Town. Events are free and open to all ages. Suggested donation $4 for adults, school-aged children are free.

Reservations and cancellations requested, call 207-827-2230 or 207-944-9259 or visit www.hirundomaine.org