Barbara Vickery, Jeff Wells to discuss the late Peter Vickery’s 'Birds of Maine'

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 7:30am

Protecting and understanding the remarkable birds that live in our state is increasingly important in a changing climate. On Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m., the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) and the Bowdoinham Public Library (BPL) are pleased to welcome Barbara Vickery and Jeff Wells to discuss "Birds of Maine," a detailed account of Maine’s birds written by the late Peter Vickery in cooperation with a distinguished team of co-authors and editors. Join us for a virtual presentation to learn about the first comprehensive overview of Maine’s rich birdlife in 70 years. Barbara and Jeff will highlight conservation concerns for birds of Maine with a special focus on birds of the Kennebec Estuary, including Merrymeeting Bay, and Seawall and Popham beaches.

Barbara, Peter’s wife and life partner, was co-managing partner editor of "Birds of Maine." She was a conservation biologist for The Nature Conservancy in Maine for 33 years, most recently as Conservation Programs Director. Jeff Wells, a member of the co-author team, was mentored closely by Peter who got him started in his professional career in ornithology and bird conservation. Jeff is now the vice president for Boreal Conservation for the National Audubon Society.

Registration is free and required in order to receive the Zoom link for the presentation. The Zoom link will be sent out to registrants before the event. For more information and to sign-up, visit KELT’s website at or call (207) 442-8400.