Events at Visitor Center

Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center

Friday, October 5, 5-8 p.m.  Artists’ Opening & Reception at the Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery in the Visitor Center.  Featuring Libbey Seigars, Whitefield Pottery and Women Painters of Midcoast Maine & Friends.

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week & the Centennial for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act with special free events each day of the week!

Monday, October 8, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Owls of Maine – Chewonki brings their live owls and other props for this fun family-friendly presentation.  Reservations needed.  Space limited. Call and leave name, phone number, presentation time and how many adults & children. 

Tuesday, October 9, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – Movie: Saving Songbirds – The population of many migratory songbirds is on the decline. Hear the stories of some dedicated people, employing creative ways to save them.

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. – Maine Coastal Islands 2018 Nesting Seabird Report – Deputy Manager, Eddy Edwards will update you on how our birds did this summer on the islands and some of the latest research the refuge is doing.

Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. – AT Rockland Public Library – Movie: Winged Migration with an introductory talk about technology in tracking birds.

Friday, October 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For the Birds Coffee House – Have fun counting birds in music!  Bring a song that mentions a type of bird, and sing it! Let’s see how many species we can sing about before the end of the evening. Come to sing, come to listen, but do join us for coffee or tea and a snack. 

                 For more information about programs,  sign up for our e-newsletter or email request to (unless specified, programming is free of charge, although donations are appreciated to support the work of FOMCI)