AUBURN – “Birds 101 and Nest Boxes for Maine” will be the topic of the Stanton Bird Club meeting on Monday, Feb. 5.

Laura Turner, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of South Portland, will present an in-depth look at birds in the area. Her talk, augmented by a slides, will explain how to attract birds to a backyard, what foods to provide, how to provide a proper habitat and how to identify birds.

Turner will also offer information on how to participate in the 10th annual national Great Backyard Bird Count, which is coming up Feb. 16 to 19.

“Now is a good time to be putting up nest boxes,” Turner said. She will give some tips on what types of next boxes are necessary for particular birds.

The program, which is open to the public, will be held at the Auburn Public Library beginning at 7 p.m.

The Stanton Bird Club is a conservation organization offering monthly natural history programs and field trips throughout the state free. Stanton welcomes new members, whose dues help to support land stewardship at three sanctuaries owned and managed by the club in Lewiston and Monmouth.

For more information, contact the Stanton Bird Club at 782-5238 or visit the Web site at

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