Jeff Wells

Isaac Merson

As bird enthusiasts gear up for spring migration, our panel of bird experts will discuss what to watch for, as well as the ornithological news out of Maine—including the dearly departed Great Black Hawk.

Birding in Maine

Apr 6, 2018
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Broadcast live from the Schoodic Institute.

This year has been declared the “Year of the Bird” to celebrate the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty. We’ll hear from expert birders about the importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty and why Maine is an ideal spot for birders.

Birding Season

May 17, 2017

It’s the height of the spring migration in Maine, and bird enthusiasts are excited about some rare sightings this spring – a male vermillion flycatcher in Bremen,  a fieldfare in Damariscotta, and a great gray owl on MDI.  Our birding experts will guide us to the best sights for birdwatching as well as help us identify what’s at our backyard feeder.

Guests: Jeff Wells, research associate of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and former bird conservation director for National Audubon   Jan Pierson, Owner and Founder of Field Guides Birding tours