Bob Duchesne - Guide

Bob & Sandi Duchesne

Bird with the founder of the MAINE BIRDING TRAIL: Bob Duchesne

  • Popular Maine Audubon trip leader, with experience throughout Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, Quebec, and the Florida Everglades.

  • Customized trips for individuals and groups are a specialty.

  • Well equipped, including 15-passenger van for larger groups.

  • If schedules permit, Bob's more personable, highly knowledgeable wife Sandi co-leads for free. You should be so lucky.

  • Due to complete lack of social life, readily available for life-listing chases on short notice..


  • Private tours: $200 full day for 1-3 persons. Days last until somebody drops from exhaustion. Additional charges may apply if my larger van is required.

  • Private tours focus on northern and downeast Maine.

  • Cancellation policy: None. If you cancel before I leave the house, you're off the hook.

  • Group tours statewide : Love 'em! Way too much experience at group tours.

  • Advice for creating your own unguided adventure: free.


More about Bob.

In September 2003, Bob Duchesne retired (temporarily) from a 31-year career in radio - a career so infamous that The Country Music Association tapped him as America's Broadcast Personality of the Year in 1994, and he was inducted into the Country DJ Hall of Fame in Nashville on March 2nd, 2004.

Upon his departure from radio, Bob won a seat in the Maine House of Representatives and served four terms from 2005-2012 before exiting due to term limits, then re-entered the House in 2014. Bob chairs the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Committee, and is now in his tenth year of service on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Concurrently, Bob started a bird guiding company, later began writing a weekly birding column in the Bangor Daily News, and in 2013, debuted a new radio show in Bangor called "Bob Duchesne's Wild Maine."

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