BLUE HILL, Maine — Maine birders Jeffrey V. Wells and Allison Childs Wells will give a talk and read from their new book, “Maine’s Favorite Birds,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Blue Hill Public Library. The event is sponsored by the library and Downeast Audubon, a local chapter of Maine Audubon.
Maine’s Favorite Birds puts the focus on Maine’s most-loved and best-known birds. The book is uniquely suited to bird enthusiasts who want to identify and learn more about the birds around them without the expense and confusion of more advanced field guides. Maine’s Favorite Birds features each bird beautifully illustrated in large format, accompanied by clear and concise identification tips, habitat references, and easy-to-remember song descriptions. It also includes “birding hot spots” and ways birders can put their observations to use for science and conservation.
Jeffrey V. Wells and Allison Childs Wells are native Mainers, and both lifelong birders. They met at University of Maine at Farmington, and both went on to graduate programs at Cornell University in Ithaca. They ended up staying on at Cornell, Allison as communications director for the world-renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Jeff, also at the Lab, as director of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society. They have published hundreds of bird-related articles and some books, and have collaborated on many projects. Jeff is now senior scientist for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign and is a visiting fellow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Allison is senior director of public affairs for the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
Books will be available for sale and signing. The event is free and open to all. For information, call the library at 207-374-5515.