PORTLAND – Maine Audubon will present the 2003 Academy Award-nominated documentary “Winged Migration” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at The Movies on Exchange Street at a special screening to benefit the organization.

O’Naturals restaurant will host a dessert-and-discussion reception with Audubon naturalists at its restaurant after the showing.

The documentary by Jacques Perrin explores the mystery of birds in flight and the challenges they face, from the Amazon to the Arctic. To make the film, five documentary teams flew in planes, gliders, helicopters, balloons and other flying equipment, following birds migrating through 40 countries over all the world’s continents. Work on the film took four years and a crew of 450 people.

For the movie and reception, tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under. For the movie only, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under. Seating is limited. For reservations and information, call Maine Audubon at 781-2332, extension 234.

All proceeds will support Maine Audubon’s work across the state, such as the Maine Loon Project, environmental education partnerships with local schools and advocacy for forest conservation.

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