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Midcoast Audubon: “Journeys in Listening: Birds and More from Acadia and Beyond” with Laura Sebastianelli (Zoom)

Thursday, April 25 @ 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, April 25, at 6:30 PM with a presentation by naturalist and sound recorder Laura Sebastianelli. Join us for a journey in listening to wildlife audio recordings from Acadia and beyond, and the stories of adventure and discovery behind them.

This is a virtual presentation on Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q7F7HSwhQjGcF3KjFVc53A

Laura Sebastianelli is a naturalist with a passion for listening and sound recording. In 2017, she established “Schoodic Notes: Bird Sounds of Acadia,” a collaborative project with Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology program. Along with the help of a few other natural sound recordists, the project has archived over 1200 recordings of Acadia’s birds.

Photo by Murray Carpenter, Maine Public

Laura is also a seasoned educator and wildlife technician. She has long sought opportunities to empower others to develop their knowledge, skills, and experience to understand, connect with, and serve the natural world. She holds a Master of Science in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She created and ran natural and cultural history programs for adults and families through University of Maine Cooperative Extension at Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center, the National Park Service, and many other organizations. She has also conducted track surveys of Canada Lynx via snowmobile, and howling surveys in search of Gray Wolf, in Maine’s North Woods. Partially retired these days, she spends most of her free time exploring the natural world, and especially recording natural sounds.


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.