“Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide” Edited by Derek Lovitch - Research Rangeley Area Kirk Betts

August 14, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley.
Call 207-864-3443 for more information

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Monday, August 14th,  7 p.m.  Derek Lovitch, Editor of  “Birdwatching in Maine: A Site Guide” and Kirk Betts who did the research in the Rangeley area for this book,  will be at The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley. Come hear thier exciting stories of the best places to find birds in Maine. The book will be for sale and they will be happy to sign them as well.     “With nearly 450 species of birds recorded, Maine offers an abundance of birding opportunities for people of all levels of interest and experience, from those looking beyond their backyards for the first time to knowledgeable visitors looking to plug a hole in their list of sightings. The state’s wealth of undeveloped land and its extensive coastline, countless islands, and varied habitat combine to host an impressive diversity of birds at all times of year. Birders travel to Maine from near and far to seek hard-to-find species, from the only Atlantic Puffins breeding in the United States on offshore islands to Bicknell’s Thrushes high in the mountains. This book fills an important niche for the bird watching community by offering comprehensive entries detailing the best locations for finding birds throughout the state for enthusiasts of all levels of skill and interest. It contains descriptions of 201 birding sites in Maine, with explicit directions on how to get there, for all sixteen of the state’s counties (several as large as other New England states!). Each chapter features a county map, a brief overview by Derek J. Lovitch, numerous specific site guides, and a list of rarities. The book also contains a detailed and useful species accounts guide for finding the most sought-after birds. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Bird watching in Maine is the best available resource for finding birds in the largest of the New England states.   Admission for all programs is $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Refreshments will be served.   Tickets  are available at the museum office & bookstore and The Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. For additional information call 864-3443 or e-mail


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