Beyond the Backyard – Introduction to birding

Posted March 25, 2013, at 6:01 p.m.
Last modified March 26, 2013, at 12:16 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 - Hudson Road, Old Town, Maine

For more information: Gudrun Keszöcze; 2079449259;

How do you easily identify a bird you have been watching? Are you curious about the fascinating hobby of birding but are unsure where to begin? Join local bird guide and Hirundo volunteer Paul Markson on April 24 at 6:30PM at the Parker Reed Shelter in Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, to find answers to your questions.

Topics will include various local bird habitats, how to go about identifying birds, choosing a field guide and binocular, birding dos and don’ts, and other related items. While this class addresses beginning birders, anyone attending will likely learn something new or helpful. After this class, you will be ready to travel into the field and go beyond the backyard.

Reservations and cancellations requested, call 207-944-9259. Bring a flashlight. Program is free and open to all ages. Suggested donation $5 dollars for adults, school-aged children are free.

Directions from the South: Take the I-95 N. Take the ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Go 0.3 mi to the end of the off ramp, and turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 5.2 miles and look for the large red sign (Gate 1) on your right (north side of Rt. 43). Enter at Gate 1, follow gravel road 0.5 miles to the Pine Tree Parking area. The shelter is further on your left, along the shore of Lac D’or.