The recently published Birds of Maine is the legacy of a lifetime of work by the late ornithologist Peter Vickery. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Peter assembled a small team of Maine’s top ornithologists as co-authors to complete the project. A monumental book, Birds of Maine is not only the first authoritative overview of Maine’s rich and changing birdlife since 1949, it is also perhaps the most comprehensive and visually stunning state-based bird book ever published. Barbara Vickery, Peter’s wife and life partner, was the co-managing editor of Birds of Maine. Barbara was joined by Jeff Wells, Vice President of Boreal Conservation for National Audubon and one of the book’s co-authors. Jeff got his professional start decades ago working with Peter. Barbara and Jeff shared the story of the book’s creation and content, an overview of the conservation status of Maine’s birds, and some ideas on how all of us can contribute to bird conservation.
Did you miss this event? You can watch the full webinar recording on our YouTube channel.
Banner photo: Blackburnian Warbler by Pam Wells