The eastern kingbird is one of the birds that the Acadian Flycatchers hope to spot during the 11th annual Bird-a-thon to raise money to send area youths to summer camp. PHOTO COURTESY OF NATURAL HISTORY CENTER

Birders seek support to send youths to summer camp



BAR HARBOR — For the eleventh year, The Natural History Center and Downeast Audubon are fielding a team for the annual Bird-a-thon. They will be raising money to send Hancock County youths to summer camp.

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, May 27, the team, Rich MacDonald, Rob Packie, Ed Hawkes, David Orsmond, William Nichols, Jim Bright, Roberta Sharp, Don Lima, Kyle Lima and Zoey Greenberg, calling themselves the Acadian Flycatchers, will spend nearly 24 hours combing Mount Desert Island and the surrounding offshore waters in an attempt to identify 100 species of birds.

On that day, if you spot a good bird, call team leader MacDonald at 266-9461 to let him know where it is. You can also post the sighting on the Natural History Center’s Facebook page.

Pledges of support are needed. To sponsor the Acadian Flycatchers and help send a local youth to camp, send your check payable to Downeast Audubon to Downeast Audubon, c/o The Natural History Center, P.O. Box 6, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

For a donation of $200, you can join the group for a portion of the day. Follow the activity of the day on the Facebook page.

Email [email protected] for more.

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