Michael has over 25 years experience studying the birds of
North America and brings a wealth of knowledge about Neotropical
migrants and the avifauna of the Eastern United States. Michael
has traveled extensively in the US, Alaska, Europe, Australia,
South America and Cuba. Michael is a regional business leader
promoting sound ecologically practices in business and land
As a Registered Maine Guide, Michael has been guiding
professionally for many years through his company Down East
Nature Tours focusing on avian ecology in the Gulf of Maine
bioregion. Fields of expertise include wetland ecology,
ornithology, environmental education and developmental biology.
Michael spent many years studying numerous aspects of the Gulf
of Maine while employed at the Marine Biological Laboratory and
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
He currently holds a BA (Biology) from Earlham College and a MS
(Developmental Biology) from the University of Utrecht, The
In 2009, Michael was selected as the Best Birdwatching Guide by Yankee Magazine:
In his spare time he maintains
Three Pines Bird Sanctuary in Town Hill, Maine, studying
micro-habitat of Neotropical migratory birds on Mount Desert
Island, Maine and winter ecology in various Neotropical
countries when given the opportunity.
"Biologist and Maine Guide Michael Good is simply batty about birds, and he shares his knowledge with avian addicts and neophytes alike. Whether youíre pining to see warblers, falcons, eagles, and hawks or seeking to add a Nelsonís sharptailed sparrow to your life list, Goodís your man. He supplies local transportation and a spotting scope."