Shorebirds of Maine

1:00 P.M. on October 12, 2023, 
Brad Zitske, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Division

Brad Zitske, courtesy of Brad Zitske

The greatest diversity of shorebird species and the largest numbers of shorebirds in the world are found in North America.  The Maine coast provides vital habitats for more than 30 species as they follow their migration routes from the arctic regions of Canada to the tip of South America.  Learn the status of shorebirds in Maine, what we are doing to protect the species, and why Downeast Maine is one of the most important stopovers in their migratory flights.

 Brad Zitske, wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, is presenting a talk on “Shorebirds of Maine” sponsored by the Bar Harbor Garden Club at Birch Bay Retirement Village on Thursday, October 12 at 1:00 P.M.

     Zitske’s experience includes over 10 years in the department as a regional biologist in southern Maine and for the past two years as the state shorebird specialist.  His work has taken him all across North America.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Wildlife Ecology and a Master’s degree working with songbirds and forest management from the University of New Brunswick in Canada.  A resident of Cumberland, Maine, Zitske is passionate about conserving and protecting native diversity.

The talk will include time for questions and will be followed by a club business meeting and light refreshments.  All are welcome to attend.

This presentation is one of the monthly programs offered by the Bar Harbor Garden Club to the public. We do ask club members and guests to make a reservation by emailing Barbara Amstutz at or calling Pam Bowie at 207-244-3436.

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