Workshop: Forestry for Maine Birds May 23

May 13, 2019

Belfast — Wild bird species of Maine are currently facing many stresses that are causing their populations to decline. Many migratory birds are facing habitat loss in winter habitats and along their migratory routes. One thing we can do for birds is assure that they can find suitable places in our Maine woodlands to nest and raise young.

What can we do to make our woodlands suitable for a wide variety of birds to thrive? Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District, Maine Audubon and the Maine Forest Service have some answers. They are offering a free outdoor workshop Thursday, May 23, noon to 3 p.m., on Forestry for Maine Birds at Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast.

This hands-on session will teach participants to assess forest habitat and consider management options that benefit forest songbirds in a variety of forest types. The workshop is for foresters, woodland owners, and members of the public who are interested in forest stewardship or are bird enthusiasts.

Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Use the Maine Audubon portal at https://maineaudubon.coursestorm.com/course/forestry-for-maine-birds6?sort=date.

For more information on this event, contact Aleta McKeage, Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District, at aleta.waldosoilandwater@gmail.com.

Directions to Head of Tide Preserve: Take Route 137 (Waterville Road) to Head of Tide Road, to Doak Road; turn right and go 1/4 mile to Head of Tide Nature Preserve on your left.

 

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