Young Birders Club Seeks Members
Posted 02/07/2017 09:35AM

Below is an opportunity for bird and naturalist enthusiasts at Thornton Academy! Students interested in environmental science may also join the Environmental Club (advisor: bobbie.rausch@thorntonacademy.org).

Calling young birders for the Maine Young Birders Club! Are you a young birder or naturalist (age 11-18) who lives in southern Maine?  If so, we want to hear from you! York County Audubon is helping to launch the Maine Young Birders Club (MYBC)—the first of its kind in the state. MYBC will organize bird walks, field trips, presentations, and other fun programs for young nature-enthusiasts. 

MYBC provides a safe environment for young birders in Maine to experience the wonder of birds and nature with other teens through birding-related events and activities. Birding locations will include Scarborough Marsh (the largest salt marsh in Maine where both Nelson’s and Sharp-tailed Sparrows reside), Kennebunk Plains Preserve (unique pine barrens and grassland with breeding Upland Sandpipers and Grasshopper Sparrows), and a boat trip to Project Puffin’s Stratton Island, which is home to hundreds of nesting terns.

The first Club meeting will take place on Saturday, March 25th, with a bird walk at scenic Timber Point in Biddeford, followed by a pizza lunch. If you want to get involved, please contact the organizers, Lena Moser or Nathan Hall, at maineyoungbirders@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thornton Academy
438 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
(207) 282-3361
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