Birds on Tap

This lecture series, featuring speakers in the field of ornithology and conservation, is hosted by Rising Tide Brewing Company, Freeport Wild Bird Supply, and Dr. Noah Perlut. Attendees can sample beers while learning about some of the most dynamic bird research in the region. In addition, patrons can support the research direction, as a portion of the proceeds are donated to further the work of the featured speaker.

On November 1st, Lindsay Tudor will present her talk “Maine’s Incredible Shorebirds – Are these world travelers enjoying their stay in Maine?” at Rising Tide Brewing Company. This presentation will include the life history of shorebird species that use Maine’s coastal habitats to rest and refuel during migration and will summarize recent results from a telemetry study conducted on shorebirds at three key areas in Maine. Threats and current conservation approach within the State and the Atlantic Flyway to stabilize and reverse declining population trends will be discussed including ways that Maine birders can contribute to shorebird conservation.
Lindsay Tudor is a Wildlife Biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and a graduate of University of Maine in Orono. Her specialty is the planning, inventory, research, and outreach for shorebirds, terns, and harlequin ducks. Tudor’s responsibilities include developing criteria and designation of shorebird Significant Wildlife Habitats for rule making under the Maine Natural Resources Protection Act and designating Essential Habitats for Piping Plover and Least Tern under the Maine Endangered Species Act, as well as developing techniques for monitoring harlequin duck and purple sandpiper populations not adequately surveyed by conventional programs, monitoring coast wide staging populations of migratory shorebirds and coordinating piping plover/least tern recovery project. 

The event is free and non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be provided free of charge. For every beer purchased, Rising Tide will donate $1 directly to IF&W’s Maine Endangered and Nongame Wildlife fund. These funds will be used to match federal grants for nongame species management.