Michael Good will speak about birds and the ecology of the Gulf of Maine at the Jesup Memorial Library on Nov. 3. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL GOOD

Michael Good to talk about birds of MDI

BAR HARBOR — Ornithologist and ecologist Michael Good will talk about the changes in the Gulf of Maine over the past 200 years and how they have changed the ecological fabric of the region when he speaks at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.

This slideshow and discussion will touch on the changes in the fishing industry, wetland destruction and land-use issues that have affected birds in the area along with what can be done today to change the future.

Good has photographed and studied birds in Alaska, Australia, Europe, South America and most recently Cuba, where he worked with the Caribbean Conservation Trust for the “Cuba Bird Survey.” Good, a registered Maine guide, has been offering birdwatching and nature tours on Mount Desert Island since 1993.

Ornithologist James Bond and his book “The Birds of the West Indies” are the inspiration for Ian Fleming and everything James Bond, including Good’s talk.

This talk is part of the Cadillac Mountain Sports Speaker Series. There are two more talks in November. On Thursday, Nov. 8, adventurer and author Jon Turk will talk about his new book, “Crocodiles and Ice,” which highlights his award-winning polar expedition circumnavigating Ellesmere Island, as well as other, lesser known passages. On Thursday, Nov. 17, Dennis Meehan, who fishes the F/V Jane out of Seal Harbor, will talk about lobstering.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected] All talks are free and open to the public, seating is first-come, first-served.

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