Visitors are welcome at Hirundo daily from dawn to dusk.  Gate 1 is open daily 10am to 4pm for vehicle access to our parking lot and shelter. 


1107 West Old Town Rd.

Old Town, ME 04468

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PO Box 266

Orono, Maine 04474



Office 207-581-3226


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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge offers a wide array of programs and events for all ages to enjoy!   Below is the list of the upcoming events and programs.  All attendees are asked to complete a waiver before participating.  You can download a waiver here.  

January Foraging: When the leaves are gone - Tree & Shrub ID in Winter

Saturday, January 11, 2020

10am to 2pm 

Move through the forest with confidence knowing how to identify the leave less trees in winter.

Under the guidance of Maine Master Naturalist Larry Beauregard you learn key identification features of the most prominent/useful trees, among them birches. You have the opportunity to create your own ID booklet during this session with the tree(s) of your choice. You may want to expand on it in the future!

BYO lunch which we will augment with seasonal foods we find on our walk.


Cost: Tiered ticket pricing, $35/$45/$55. Partial Scholarships available

Location: Pine Tree parking area, accessible through Gate 1

Street address: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1, Parker Reed Shelter, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine 04468

Full Moon Hike

January 11, 2020

6pm to 7:30pm


Join us for a guided trek through Hirundo under the light of the full moon.   We will meet at  Gate 1 and head out to explore the trails after dark.  Dress warm and bring a flashlight or headlamp for the full experience of nature at night.    Bring snowshoes if you have them or email us at programs@hirundomaine.org to reserve a pair!

Cost:  $10 per adult, $5 per child

Location:  Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine

A Walk in the Dark

January 27, 2020

6pm to 7:30pm


Join us as we explore the Hirundo trails at night.  It's time to stop, look and listen to your surroundings as we embark on this guided hike.    Meet at Gate 1 at Hirundo.    Please bring a flashlight and snowshoes if you have them.  Please email us at programs@hirundomaine.org if you would like to reserve snowshoes. 

Cost:  $10 per adult, $5 per child

Location:  Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine

Varney Agency's Winter Fun Day 

February 1, 2020


Save the Date for our largest event of the year!   

Location:  Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine

School Programs and Field Trips

Field trips & service learning projects use Hirundo’s natural communities. These programs are based on STEM curriculum and accommodate students of all different learning styles. Programs are available at grade levels (K-8). Learn More. 

Senior Tours

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, located in Old Town, Maine, is now scheduling guided senior tours for Summer and Fall. Specially trained docents will lead the tours to provide a friendly welcome and interesting information and to oversee the comfort and safety of the tour participants. Learn More.