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Bryan Courtois

When a community comes together to search for a missing person

By Bryan Courtois on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.
“It is so heartwarming to see the community come together to support our efforts and do what they can to help.”
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

Pinnacles to pursue and votes to cast

on Nov. 07, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

This summer I went swimming

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 9:05 p.m.
Outdoors

Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 05, 2016, at 5:22 p.m.
The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean!
OUT THERE
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks during  a public celebration and dedication ceremony for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument at New England Outdoor Center on Sunday.

US official: Community will play key role in North Woods monument’s development

By John Holyoke on Sept. 01, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell helped celebrate the formation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

Running with Strangers

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 9:20 p.m.
GOOD BIRDING
The veery prefers a thick, deciduous understory, preferably on the edge of wetlands, making it one of the hardest thrushes to see.

Everything is a hermit thrush, unless it isn’t

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on July 07, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
Members of the thrush family spend much of their time on or near the ground. They forage on foot.
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

Circles, Loops and Wheels

on June 17, 2016, at 11:30 p.m.
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

Circles, Loops and Wheels

on June 17, 2016, at 11:30 p.m.
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

Despair is no longer sufficient

on June 15, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
GOOD BIRDING
Kirtland’'s warbler

The insanity of hardcore birders revealed

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on May 26, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
Good Birding: Hardcore birders are insane. Naturally, I speak from personal experience.
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

My Two Minds on the Maine Woods National Monument

on May 23, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
GOOD BIRDING
A spruce grouse.

It’s birding festival time in Maine

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on May 19, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
This weekend marks the first of three consecutive birding festivals. I guide for all three, and I generally get the tough assignments.
GOOD BIRDING
Nashville Warbler

Maine’s summer birds are singing like crazy

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on May 12, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
So, if bird songs are driving you crazy, here is your assignment: learn one.
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

The Lucky Ones

on May 08, 2016, at 8:06 a.m.
MAINE SKIES

Studying Mars has proven a challenging ordeal

By Clair Wood on April 28, 2016, at 9:22 p.m.
Maine Skies: Space exploration has left dozens of functioning and dead spacecraft and associated debris wandering about the solar system, and nowhere is it more evident than at Mars.
GOOD BIRDING
Female Buffleheads

In reality, weather doesn’t always cooperate for birdwatching

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on April 28, 2016, at 2:06 p.m.
Bob Duchesne: “Not today” became the day’s catch phrase.
GOOD BIRDING
Song sparrow

Time for the pine warblers to come back

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on April 14, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
Inbound migration has been going on for several weeks. It was a short winter, and many early birds are earlier birds.
GOOD BIRDING | VIDEO
American three-toed woodpecker

It’s a fun time for birding in the woods

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on March 24, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
It’s a time when finches are abundant and noisy. It’s a time when some of our permanent residents are getting romantic and frisky.
GOOD BIRDING
Getting an up close look at bear cubs

Momma bears, and early onset of spring, make for interesting adventures

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on March 17, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.