Join field biologist Richard MacDonald on a year-long journey to document the birds of Acadia National Park and Downeast Maine. As you read this book, you'll feel as though you are sitting in Richard's living room as he shares his adventures in an easy-to-read story-telling style. With each bird, he relates finding the species while weaving in fun facts and stories from his 40+ years of study, birding, and travel from Newfoundland to Antarctica. Richard relates his introduction to birds through banding ducks as a ten-year-old. The year is bookended with Black-capped Chickadees on a New Year's Day Schoodic Christmas Bird Count and at the end with Boreal Chickadees. You will go out on research vessels into the Gulf of Maine to look for seabirds, hike the mountains of Acadia to observe Snowy Owls, take a night-time bicycle ride into Great Pond Mountain Wildlands to look for the rare Chuck-will's-widow, and view shorebirds from the cockpit of a sea kayak. Through it all, you feel as though you are right there with him. Although the book is about birds, it is not just for birders. Anyone with an interest in nature should read this book.