Maine Bird Conference to be held at Bates

Amateur and professional ornithologists from around the state will gather Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at Bates for the annual Maine Bird Conference sponsored by the college and the Stanton Bird Club.

The conference will cover several ornithological topics, including endangered bird species; the effects of different forestry practices on bird habitat; and bird behavior. Speakers include Ed Mair, chairperson of the American Birders’ Exchange, who will discuss Birdwatching in Cyberspace, and Peter Stangel of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, who will speak on the Voyage of the Wood Thrush: Winging Our Way to a New Century of Bird Conservation.

Further information on the conference is available from David Haines, professor of mathematics, at 207-786-6144.

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