BELFAST — A recently published study in Science reports that there are nearly three billion fewer birds in North America than there were in the 1970s, according to Belfast Free Library, in a news release. This news follows reports of declining insect populations and the overwhelming, far-reaching effects of climate change. What does it mean for Maine birds? How can we help?
Join National Audubon’s Jeff Wells, Tuesday Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, for a closer look at these subjects, stories of hope, and how everyone can push for positive changes that deal with these issues.
Jeffrey Wells is vice president of Boreal Conservation for National Audubon and a Fellow of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is one of the nation’s leading bird experts and conservation biologists and author of Birder’s Conservation Handbook.
He and his wife, Allison Childs Wells, senior director of communications and public relations at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, author the weekly column A Bird Tale in the Boothbay Register and Wiscasset
Newspaper and blog regularly at www.nrcm.org.
Jeff and Allison are co-authors of a number of books including, Maine’s Favorite Birds and Birds of Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao: A Site and Field Guide.
Jeff is part of the author team that recently completed the work of the late Peter Vickery’s soon to be published book, Birds of Maine.
This program is free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 207-338-3884 ext. 10.