January 23, 2018
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Waterfowl Talk with Fred Hartman

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Become knowledgeable about waterfowl in Maine. Learn about waterfowl biology, identification, migration, management, and life history. Fred Hartman is a waterfowl and wetlands biologist and a member of the festival organizing committee who has more than fifty years of birding experience and has been involved in the research and management of this important group of birds.
Fred can also be of help to those seeking to find certain species. Talk to him at festival headquarters on Friday or Saturday or stop by his gallery, Downeast Drawings and Wildlife Art Gallery, in Trescott on Route 189, on Sunday and Monday of the festival.
Fred Hartman has been an eminent wildlife biologist and wetland ecologist for 55 years. With degrees from Penn. State University (BS) and University of Maine—Orono, of course (MS), his Masters’ thesis is classic research of black duck ecology in winter in Maine. He has been greatly involved in wildlife projects across North American and in the Atlantic Flyway with state, provincial, federal, and private conservation organizations. His long-time knowledge of Down East Maine habitats and wildlife is the best. As a well-respected artist, he has produced the bird festival posters for all 10 years of the Down East Spring Birding Festival.