The MAINE BIRDING TRAIL
makes it easier to do-it-yourself . But nothing beats having someone
along who is familiar with the local birds, including their songs
||MAINE BIRDING TRAIL founder
BOB DUCHESNE is available for private and group birding
trips in Maine and nearby Atlantic Canada. Bob has been a frequent
trip leader for Maine Audubon for 25 years, and is particularly
knowledgeable about Maine's most remote areas, with emphasis on
Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee and northern
warblers. Often guides in downeast Maine near the puffin tours to
Machias Seal Island. Trip planning a specialty. Advice: free.
Maine Audubon and its chapters offer many field trips,
including some extended excursions worldwide.
||Derek Lovitch, of
Freeport Wild Bird Supply guides extensively in Maine and
throughout North America, both privately and as an Associate Guide
for WINGS. Derek can cater to groups of any size - and every
level of experience - through private, custom tours and regularly-scheduled
group trips. His specialties include Bicknell’s Thrush, Nelson’s
and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows, and migration hotspots such
as Monhegan Island.
||Rich MacDonald runs
The Natural History Center. From his family-owned nature
store located in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine, he leads nature and
adventure tours, with a particular focus on boreal birds and seabirds.
Rich is a licensed guide in Maine and New York. A long-time ornithologist,
he has been leading birding trips throughout Downeast Maine, the
Adirondack Mountains, and the Canadian Maritime Provinces since
1989, with special trips to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and
Belize. Contact Rich at (207) 801-2617.
Downeast Nature Tours is owned by
Michael J. Good, who has over 25 years
experience studying the birds of North America and brings a
wealth of knowledge about neotropical migrants and the avifauna
of the Eastern United States. As a Registered Maine Guide,
Michael has been guiding professionally for many years through
his company Down East Nature Tours focusing on avian ecology in
the Gulf of Maine bioregion.
||Scott Cronenweth specializes
in finding Bicknell’s Thrush, Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed
Sparrows, and other New England specialty birds. Scott regularly
leads trips for Maine Audubon and other organizations, and guides
private clients throughout Maine, northeastern Massachusetts and
New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Please contact Scott at (207)
www.naturalpathwalks.com for more information.
RAVEN Interpretive Wildlife Programs offers a varied
selection of activities tailored to the special requirements of
each individual or organization, providing historical and ecological
insights into the unique environs of northern New England, centered
in scenic Mount Washington Valley. Chris Lewey
is a registered Maine Guide and annually leads birding trips for