Attu: The Holy Grail of North American Birding

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moore School Community Center
2nd Floor, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, ME, 04614

Attu in the Aleutian Islands, the westernmost point in the United States located
1500 miles from mainland Alaska, is known worldwide as a birding mecca. It
featured prominently in the hit movie “The Big Year,” and it was the target
destination for an intrepid group of five Maine birders in the spring of 2012. Doug
Hitchcox, Maine Audubon’s staff naturalist, will present a travelogue of photos and
stories that document his amazing birding adventure into the Eastern Hemisphere,
highlighted by rare species, colonies of over two million birds, Song Sparrows the
size of robins, enduring 20-foot (and higher!) seas en route and a bird that only
recently rebounded from the edge of extinction.

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