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Bird Walk with Schoodic Institute’s Seth Benz
May 20 @ 7:30 am
An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 27, 2021
Seth Benz, director of the Schoodic Bird Ecology Lab, will lead bird walks on Thursday mornings in May from the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor. Group size is limited to 10 people and all ages are welcome.
Participants will meet at the Gilley at 7 a.m., with coffee and pastry available along with a tour of the museum. The group will depart the museum promptly at 7:30 for a birding location on Mount Desert Island chosen that day by Seth. There is a $25 per person fee, and registration is required. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
As director of Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program, Benz coordinates citizen science efforts to monitor bird migrations, pelagic seabird concentrations and biodiversity and phenology observations in the Acadia Region. He was director of the Hog Island Audubon Camp and Education Center for more than nine years, and has worked as lead field interpreter for Acadia National Park.
To sign up, send an email to [email protected] and please include your name, email, telephone number and the date of the Seth Benz Bird Walk you’re interested in.