Fellow Birders and Nature Lovers!
On a recent trip to Mt Desert Island and Acadia National Park, I was lucky enough to find Rich MacDonald, birder and naturalist extraordinaire. Rich leads group and private birding tours of the area, (as well as kayaking and other outdoor adventure trips), and I treated myself to a few fabulous hours with him, learning about bird behavior, habitat, and island history. We drove to several of his favorite birding sites, identifying a range of shore birds, waterfowl and those tricky little birds (oh, all those sparrows!), and when I mentioned I'd never seen a golden-crowned kinglet, he made sure we found one to add to my life list!
He, with his wife Natalie, are also the owners of the Natural History Center - a wonderful store in the heart of Bar Harbor - which carries a wide variety of things related to birding and the great outdoors. If you get to MDI and need a guide - he's the one. I can hardly wait to get up there again to see Rich and another bald eagle.
Check it out at http://thenaturalhistorycenter.com
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