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Bradbury Mountain State Park & Freeport Wild Bird Supply – Feathers over Freeport

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8 – 10 am – Bird Walk: Join us for a walk in the woods to seek out spring migrants and woodland residents. All levels of expertise welcome. Bring your own binoculars. Walk led by Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply, and others. Meet at the Group Picnic Shelter.

9 am – 5 pm – Hawk Watch at the Summit: Join a Raptor Biologist on the top of Bradbury Mountain. Learn how experts observe, identify, and count all raptor and vulture species that fly past Bradbury Mountain. Note: Hike to summit is 1/4-mile – A steep, short 15-minutes; commands a great view. Sponsored by Freeport Wild Bird Supply.

9 am – 3 pm – Educational Displays: Walk through educational displays to learn about the many organizations and groups that help protect Maine’s wildlife, the related conservation issues, and environmental concerns. Colorful posters and materials will be free take-aways while supplies last. Park Rangers will be on hand to chat with you about what Maine State Parks have to offer! Located in the Day Use Area.

9 am – 3 pm – Self-guided Bird Walk for Children: Birding is cool! Birding is fun! Follow bird friends along the bird trail and learn fun facts about the birds of Bradbury Mt. This self-guided bird walk will be on the South Ridge Trail that leaves from the lower parking lot (Turn Left once going thru the Bradbury Entrance Gate). Note: Pick up the Bird Trail guide & map at the entry booth. It will guide and give you the bird facts needed as you encounter the birds on the trail.

9 am – 3 pm – Self-guided Animal Walk for Children:  Who lives in the woods of Bradbury Mt.? Follow the forest friends along the animal trail and find out who to look for. This self-guided animal walk will take place on the Switchback trail which you pick up just down the Northern Loop trail that leaves from the Main parking lot and trail head. Note: Pick up Animal Trail guide & map at the entry booth. It will guide and give you the animal facts needed as you encounter the animals on the trail. 

11 am – 3 pm – Self-guided Woods Walk for Children: Just like animals leave footprints, scrapes, and nest in a forest, people also leave their mark on a landscape. Can you tell that Bradbury Mountain was once a farm? Pick up a game board at the entry booth. This board will have icons that represents features visible from a trail here at the park. Use the board’s attached map and description to find each feature. When you find a feature, cross off all pictures of it on your board. When you cross off five in a row, you’ve won!!!

10 am – 3 pm – Take & Make!:  While supplies last, you’ll get a grab bag of goodies and art projects to take and make at home. For a donation you can pick up a birdhouse kit that you can assemble at home. Self-serviceLocated in the Group Day Use Area and the Playground. Sponsored by the Maine Coastal Program.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Hawk Watch Workshop: Find out what is so intriguing (and so much fun!) about hawk watching. Join us on the summit of Bradbury Mountain for an introduction to this facet of bird watching as we cover the basics, such as why we’re all standing around on this particular hill and how we conduct our research. Then, using visual aids and of course the birds themselves migrating over Bradbury Mountain, we will teach you what to look for to tell the different species of hawks apart from each other. Bring your own binoculars. Program led by Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply. Meet at the Summit. Note: Hike to summit is 1/4-mile – A steep, short 15-minutes; commands a great view.

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Park entry fees apply. All programs and activities included with paid park admission: ME Residents: Adults aged 12-64: $4; Ages 5-11: $1; ages under 5 and over 65: free. Non-ME residents: Adults $6; Ages 65+: $2.00; Children 5-11 $1. ; ages under 5: free.

Bradbury Mountain State Park
528 Hallowell Road,
Pownal, ME 04069
(207) 688-4712

Freeport Wild Bird Supply
541 US Route,
Freeport, ME
(207) 865-6000
freeportwildbirdsupply.com

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