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Birding with Brendan
May 8 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 amFree
Join Bowdoin College student and lifelong naturalist Brendan Murtha for an walk into the world of birds and birding, learning some of the local species you might see or hear in the Topsham area. This walk will focus on developing basic bird identification skills and understanding what you see and hear. The process will be broken down into simple components, teaching beginners how to hone in on useful clues in plumage, sound, behavior and context. Max of 9 participants. Registration is required. No drop-ins please, to keep numbers low. Masks required.
Brendan is a birder and naturalist attending Bowdoin College, where he is a senior pursuing a degree in Ecology. Originally from Connecticut, he’s been birding for over 10 years. He’s been fortunate enough to travel widely in pursuit of birds through field jobs and birding programs, but feels the most important aspect of birding is the connection to place it provides. He intends to pursue a career in nature outreach and education to champion such connections to nature. At home, Brendan was a founding member and later the president of the Connecticut Young Birders Club, focusing efforts on outreach to make birding more accessible to youth across his home state. Photo credit: John Berry