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Downeast Audubon hosts lecture by local ornithologist Rich MacDonald

Ellsworth, Maine -

ELLSWORTH – Downeast Audubon will be hosting a lecture by local ornithologist Rich MacDonald. The lecture, entitled Birds of Mount Desert Island: Past, Present, and Future, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Ellsworth Unitarian Universalist Church.

In 1967, ornithologist and secret agent 007 namesake James Bond published Native Birds of Mount Desert Island. He published another edition in 1971, then handed over the project to local science teacher Ralph “Bud” Long, who published two more editions in 1982 and 1987. However, there is a long tradition of regional publications documenting our local birds that can be traced back to Samuel de Champlain. Rich MacDonald has inherited the honor of updating this work.

Downeast Audubon is the chapter of Maine Audubon covering Hancock County. This presentation is part of the Downeast Audubon monthly lecture schedule. Programs are generally held the third Thursday of the month at locations ranging from Bar Harbor to Blue Hill.

For more information, call 266-9461.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Richard MacDonald

Telephone Number: (207)266-9461

Website: http://www.maineaudubon.org/downeast

Email: Rich@TheNaturalHistoryCenter.com