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Mid-Coast Audubon Series: “Birding and Culture in Guatemala” with Doug Hitchcox

Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Mid-Coast Audubon‘s series of nature talks in partnership with the Camden Public Library continues on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 PM in the Picker Room and on Zoom. Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, will give a lively visual presentation about a trip he and 12 Audubon members took to Guatemala, a birding paradise, in March 2023. This travelogue will follow the group’s travels day by day, highlighting the amazing birds, delicious food, and stunning vistas, as well as the incredible cultural experiences sprinkled throughout the trip.

This is a hybrid program and will take place in the Picker Room and on Zoom. To attend virtually, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dSJVkxKjTsCmmSQ7xPSLSw

Guatemala has a magical hold on those who visit—the land of the quetzales, where active volcanoes still shape the terrain and descendants of proud Mayans sell wares in bustling colorful markets. The group traveled from a biological reserve in the Peten region and the temples of Tikal, to the pacific slope with a coffee plantation and Lake Atitlan, recording 325 bird species.


Mid-Coast Audubon is a chapter of Audubon, and affiliated with Maine Audubon. We cover the midcoast inland from Boothbay Harbor, west to Windsor and China, and east along the coast to Bucksport. Our mission is to promote long-term, responsible use of natural resources through informed membership, education and community awareness.

Throughout the year fascinating and informative programs are presented (free!) via the Camden Public Library, and there are numerous field trips to see birds and learn about the natural history of Maine. Come be part of the fun and learning. Check out our events page for dates/times. You can also watch the recorded presentations from earlier programs.