Christmas Bird Count, all day in Biddeford and Kennebunk

York County Audubon sponsors two Christmas bird counts to help in monitoring the health and status of bird populations throughout North America. The counts began with the National Audubon Society’s count on Christmas Day in 1900. More than 2,300 areas are covered each year, with more than 70,000 birders participating from Alaska to South America. At the end of the day, participants meet to compile counts and share highlights. The counts are forwarded to National Audubon for its master compilation. The next count will be Monday in Biddeford and Kennebunk. Call 967-4102 or email [email protected] for more information.


Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Feb. 24-26 in Bryant Pond

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program offers workshops for women 18 or older who would like to gain or improve skills in hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation in a safe, comfortable environment. The workshop is held at the UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center. Participants can stay overnight for $225 or commute to the three-day workshop for $175. Go to for more information.

Moosehead Togue Derby, all day Jan. 27-29 in Greenville

The Moosehead Lake region will again host the togue derby that annually draws 1,000 to 3,000 fishermen. There will be cash prizes for the three biggest togue. Those who aren’t fishing can enter drawings for door prizes, including trips to Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida. Derby tickets are on sale at

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