"Focus Travel & Tourism" piece on the impact of in-state and out-of-state birder
"Focus Travel & Tourism" piece on the impact of in-state and out-of-state birders on Maine's economy. In a 2006 survey conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they counted 48 million U.S. birders who spent $24 billion on equipment and $12 million on travel, lodging, and food. Maine can take advantage of the appeal of the rare birds and unique species that can be seen here and do more to build upon its bird-based tourism industry. Since 2003 Bob Duchesne, a Democratic state representative from Hudson, has worked on attracting more birders to Maine through tools such as the Maine Birding Trail, a birding guidebook, the mainebirdingtrail.com web site, and a Best Nests program featuring lodging near the trail. Additional birdwatching tourism is encouraged by several Maine birding festivals and the creation of a detailed birding map focused on Hancock and Washington counties.
Goldfine, Rebecca, ""Focus Travel & Tourism" piece on the impact of in-state and out-of-state birder" (2011). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5438.