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May 19, 2014  

Where to birdwatch in Maine and which birds to look for. Birdwatching is one of the fastest-growing pastimes in America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service estimates that 48 million of us are birders, the same report shows that Maine is second only to Montana in the percentage of people who are bird-watchers. And why not? By many measures, Mainers are living in bird-watching paradise. Especially right now, during the spring migration season, when songbirds arrive from South and Central America. And at the same time, many Arctic birds are still hanging out, getting ready for their journey north.

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Host Jennifer Rooks speaks with:

    David Allen Sibley: Artist, writer & naturalist. He is the author and illustrator of a series of successful guides to nature, including the New York Times best-seller the Sibley Guide to Birds.
    Jeff Wells: Ornithololgist, former Director of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society. Dr. Wells is the senior scientist for the boreal songbird initiative. During his time at the Cornell lab of ornithology and as the Audubon Society's National Conservation Director, he earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading bird experts and conservation biologists. He is now dedicated to understanding and protecting the land where North America's birds are born and raised, the boreal forest of Canada and Alaska.




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