AUBURN — In celebration of the International Year of the Bird and the Stanton Bird Club’s centenary, the Auburn Public Library will hold a talk at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Androscoggin County Room.

Birding enthusiast Bob Duchesne of Hudson will talk about Maine birds’ habitats and habits. He is founder of the Maine Birding Trail, a bird guiding company which specializes in small group tours. He also writes a birding column for the Bangor Daily News and hosts a Bangor radio program, “Bob Duchesne’s Wild Maine.”

Duchesne serves in the Maine Legislature where he is chairman of the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Committee.

The International Year of the Bird marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the Year of the Bird and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.

The Stanton Bird Club, founded in 1918, became active in 2019. The organization focuses on protecting and caring for land sanctuaries within which nature’s diverse flora and fauna can flourish. Stanton is the steward for three sanctuaries: Thorncrag and Apple Sass in Lewiston and Woodbury in Monmouth. The group is active in teaching and nurturing both an accurate understanding of, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Bob Duchesne

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