Acadia Senior College


Birds of Mount Desert Island

September 16, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Join Becky Marvil on a photo and video journey of the birds of Mount Desert Island. From land birds (warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, raptors, and thrushes) to seabirds (puffins, razorbills, guillemots, scoters, and more), Becky will share her own photography that she has accumulated over years of birding, with helpful comments about these birds so you can get out birding and find some of these wonderful inhabitants of MDI. She will accompany many of her bird images with their bird songs, which when learned, can prove extremely useful in identifying those hard-to-see birds in the forest.   

Becky Marvil lives with her husband in Yarmouth, and summers in Southwest Harbor. She has a background in Biology (Earlham College) and in Ornithology and Computer Science (University of Colorado), and runs her own computer programming/webpage design business. Becky has been the Executive Director of the Acadia Birding Festival for 10 years. She is also the Secretary for the Maine Bird Records Committee (for recording rare birds), a coordinator for the Maine Bird Atlas (a 5-year state-wide project), eBird Hotspot reviewer for Maine, and just recently became a Trustee of Maine Audubon. Becky enjoys gardening, biking, hiking, and birding on MDI.

Virtual presentation via Zoom

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