RANGELEY – The Natural Science Program at the Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road will host a bird sighting walk on Saturday, June 5, from 8 to 9 a.m. It will be a casual one-hour ramble through wooded trails and open areas of the museum property, providing a look at varied habitat in search of a selection of bird species.

The walk will be guided by Donna Bogardus of Farmington, a Maine wildlife rehabilitator. As an avian rehabilitator, she works with Dr. James Parker and the Aerie East Environmental Foundation based in Farmington. Aerie East carries out wildlife education and avian rehabilitation. Together, Bogardus and Parker care for orphaned and/or injured raptors, songbirds and other species, releasing them into the wild when appropriate.

Although no special clothing is required for this walk, participants are urged to bring along binoculars, bird identification books or field guides, a camera if desired and bug spray. They also are asked not to bring dogs.

In the event of rain, the hour will be spent under shelter, either in the sheltered classroom or the conference building, discussing birds that inhabit this part of Maine and the effects of humans, cats and habitat loss to birds.

This is a free program. Anyone interested should meet at the conference building.

For more information, people can call Becky Rose at 864-3443.

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