Derek Lovitch, of Freeport Wild Bird Supply guides extensively in Maine and throughout North America, both privately and as an Associate Guide for WINGS. Derek can cater to groups of any size - and every level of experience - through
private, custom tours and regularly-scheduled group trips. His specialties include Bicknell's Thrush, Nelson's and Saltmarsh Sparrows, and migration
hotspots such as Monhegan Island.
Steve Hale, of Open World Explorers may live just across the border in New Hampshire, but Maine is often his playground. Steve provides private guiding services in southern Maine, especially to the southern coastal hotspots, and is in demand for his trips to search for Bicknell's thrush and other northern forest birds in western Maine. Besides private guiding, he offers an assortment of small tours in southern and western Maine in search of these coveted species.
Dan Gardoqui, of Lead with Nature isn't your typical birding guide. While he's happy to help you build your life list, Dan's gift is getting birders to be curious, slow down, tune in and bring mindfulness to their time in the more-than-human world. Dan is a skilled bird mimic, registered Maine Guide, Certified Wildlife Tracker and expert naturalist with a passion for helping people build empathy and compassion for non-human nature. He's based in York, Maine (Wabanaki Territory).
Rich MacDonald runs The Natural History Center. He leads nature and adventure tours, with a particular focus on boreal birds and seabirds of the world. Rich is a licensed guide in Maine and New York. A long-time ornithologist for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and National Audubon, he has been leading birding trips throughout Downeast Maine, the Adirondack
Mountains, and the Canadian Maritime Provinces since 1989, with special trips to Antarctica, Alaska, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Belize, and
beyond. Contact Rich at (207) 266-9461.
Down East Nature Tours is owned by Michael J. Good, who has over 30 years experience studying the birds of North America and brings a wealth of knowledge about neotropical migrants and the avifauna of the Eastern United States. As a Registered Maine Guide, Michael has been guiding professionally for many years through his company Down East Nature Tours focusing on avian ecology in the Gulf of Maine bioregion. Contact Michael at 207-479-4256.