Fall migration is a compelling time for bird watchers, a great time to find migrating raptors as well as songbirds. Every Thursday this fall, from 10 to 11 a.m., College of the Atlantic naturalist Anna Stunkel will be leading bird walks around the college campus. The walks begin and end at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at the north entrance to campus.
Stunkel, now a senior at COA, has been taking people on bird walks since she started at the college four years ago. An experienced birder and knowledgeable naturalist—as well as a talented artist—Stunkel is focusing her COA studies on field ornithology and animal behavior. Each session, she searches nearby trails for common and uncommon birds, and heads to the pier with a spotting scope for possible views of loons, ducks, gulls, and other seabirds.
Do remember to dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars if you have them. A spotting scope will be provided to view distant birds. All ages are welcome. The walks go on, rain, shine, or snow. For more information, contact Stunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-288-5395.