From winter through fall, the time is right to get outdoors and enjoy all the adventures that Maine has to offer. And we’re here to help. Throughout 2022, the Press Herald will be offering in-depth discussions with experts in sports ranging from hiking and paddling to fishing and hunting. They will offer tips for novices and long-time enthusiasts alike, and keep you up to date on the latest trends in equipment. Please join us throughout the year for our one-on-one interviews with outdoor experts who will get you primed for your next adventure in the woods or on the ponds and trails.

From tips on how to identify native Maine species to the best locations in Maine to find the most exciting birds, Maine Audubon Naturalist and Press Herald nature columnist Doug Hitchcox shares his vast knowledge in a lively discussion with outdoors reporter Deirdre Fleming.

About Doug

Doug Hitchcox has been the Staff Naturalist for Maine Audubon since 2013, and has been birding in Maine since. A Maine native, he is the Outreach Coordinator for the Maine Birding Atlas, and runs the Maine Rare Bird Alert listserv, Facebook Group, and now GroupMe. He is also an eBird Reviewer for Maine, a voting member on the Maine Bird Records Committee and board member for York County Audubon. His favorite place to bird in Maine is Monhegan Island.


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