Birding Acadia National Park on Thurs., Jan. 11

Join author, ornithologist and photographer Michael Good as he explores “Birding Acadia National Park” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. In this talk and slideshow, Good will touch on Acadia’s unique position in conservation and show some of thousands of photographs he has taken of birds visiting Acadia National Park, including rare species like King Eider, Great Gray and Snowy Owls, Warblers, Flycatchers and many others who visit Mount Desert during the year. Each photograph presented gives clues about the life histories and complex lives of birds that make Down East Maine their home during the summer breeding season. Good also will speak about his years of teaching Road Scholar ornithology programs, organizing the Acadia Birding Festival and operating a small business in Down East Maine since 1993, focused on ornithology and eco-tourism.

Good is the Founder and Director of the Acadia Birding Festival and President of Down East Nature Tours. He was Founder of Warblers and Wildflowers Festival (1998-2007) and in 2008 a committee of concerned and forward thinking people evolved into the Acadia Birding Festival, currently in its 20th year.  Good has over 35 years’ experience studying the birds of North America, and as a Registered Maine Guide, he has been guiding professionally for many years focusing on avian ecology in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.

For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.