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Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: Chris Bartlett on Winter Songbirds of the Passamaquoddy Bay Area
February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, continues on February 17 with Chris Bartlett’s presentation on Winter Songbirds of the Passamaquoddy Bay Area. Bartlett will provide a look at the changing populations of song birds and other non-seabirds seen during the winter months in Eastport and the surrounding area, highlighting irruptions—dramatic migrations in search of seed crops—of redpolls, siskins, grosbeaks and other species that are attracted to our bird feeders. He’ll also delve into the records of Christmas bird counts to emphasize shifts in year-round bird populations such as cardinals, titmice, and chickadees. Participants will be encouraged to share their observations of winter birds.
Bartlett, who gave a packed house presentation last year on winter sea birds, is a lifelong Mainer who has had the pleasure of calling Eastport home since 1989. He is employed by the Maine Sea Grant College Program and conducts research and education programs to address issues of interest to coastal communities. He has led many birding trips in Washington County and has conducted several studies related to the interaction of seabirds with commercial marine development in our area.
Sunday Afternoons at the EAC programs are held downstairs at the EAC. Hot drinks and refreshments are offered; donations are gratefully accepted. The series will run through April, skipping Easter Sunday. For more information, and to view the rest of the series lineup, please visit www.eastportartscenter.org/. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible.