6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick , Maine 04011
Sponsors: Co-sponsoring organizations include Wicked Joe Coffee Company, Birds and Beans Coffee, Mid-Coast Audubon Society, Freeport Wild Bird Supply
Since the dawn of human imagination, we have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street. The populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline but there are many things we can do to save them. Naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul explores the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple, effective ways we can help save birds, from what we plant in our gardens to what we pour into our morning mug of coffee.
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind, about bird migration, and Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent’s Natural Soul. His latest book is The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America.
Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon magazine and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds. Scott is a frequent visitor to Maine and is Director of Ornithology and a teacher at Audubon’s Hog Island camp in Bremen.
Where: Morrell Meeting Room Curtis Memorial Library 23 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine 04011
Time: Friday July 18th 6:30-8:00 PM; people can arrive anytime after 6:00 PM
About Birds & Beans coffee One of the first coffee companies to take up the ‘Bird Friendly®’ certification was Birds & Beans Canada, founded and still operated by Madeleine Pengelley and David Pritchard. Building on their start, in 2008 Scott Weidensaul and Bill Wilson launched Birds &Beans® coffee to make it easy for coffee drinkers in the US to buy Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center ‘Bird Friendly’ shade grown coffee. Carmen and Bob Garver signed on as partners and the coffee is roasted in Brunswick at Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting Company. Kenn Kaufman and Dr. Bridget Stutchbury joined us in our mission as Birds & Beans ‘Voices for the Birds’. Author and teacher Katie Fallon is our most recent ‘Voice’. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is Birds & Beans national ‘Conservation Partner’ and joins with local and regional ‘Conservation Partners’ in our bird conservation advocacy. In June 2013 we launched a program with American Bird Conservancy to work with coffee farmers in the Americas to gain Bird Friendly certification, to address challenges organic farmers face today and to educate consumers in North America about the important bird conservation and sustainability benefits generated by buying and drinking coffee with the certification. Birds & Beans® is the only coffee brand in the entire country which solely roasts ‘BirdFriendly®’ certified beans. We roast and sell Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center certified shade grown coffee. Also Fair-Trade and USDA Organic certified. Great for birds, people, the Earth. Great tasting coffee too.