COA student offers winter bird walks

Posted Jan. 04, 2013, at 1:29 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 04, 2013, at 2:52 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: Anna Stunkel; 207-288-5395; newsworthy.com

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Neither snow, sleet, nor cold can keep College of the Atlantic naturalists from observing the wanderings of the wild. COA senior Anna Stunkel will lead a bird walk 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays around the college campus. The walks begin and end at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at the north entrance to campus.

Stunkel has been taking people on bird walks since her first year at COA. An experienced birder and knowledgeable naturalis, she is focusing her studies on field ornithology and animal behavior. During each walk Stunkel searches nearby trails for common and uncommon birds, and heads to the pier with a spotting scope for possible views of loons, ducks gulls, and other seabirds wintering over on Frenchman Bay.

Dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars if you have them. A spotting scope will be provided to view distant birds. The walk is open to all ages. All ages are welcome.

For information, contact Stunkel at astunkel@coa.edu or 207-288-5395.