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 Your Guide, Michael Good


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 development.

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 Netherlands.

Best of New England

In 2009, Michael was selected as the Best Birdwatching Guide by Yankee Magazine:
"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."

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.

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 Last updated on 27 April 2020