Birding talk at SW Harbor Library

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — All are welcome to join retired Acadia National Park Superintendent Paul Haertel for a talk about birding and the birds of Mount Desert Island on Tuesday, June 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

In this talk, Haertel will give an introduction to birding. He will share good places to bird, birding ethics and birding equipment. He will also discuss how current environmental issues are affecting migration patterns, the mechanics of bird flight, bird feeding and much more.

Haertel has had a passion for outdoor activities his whole life and has spent his entire career with the National Park Service. His work has included ranger and park management positions within some of the best national park treasures.

In 1994, he was reassigned from Alaska to Maine, as the superintendent of Acadia National Park; he retired in 2002.

For more information, call the library at 244-7065.

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