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I am very excited to finally announce, after many years in the works, the publication of The Birds of Monhegan book. It is 288 pages of all things birds on Monhegan, including history, locations, and accounts of the 336 species recorded on the island – illustrated by over 250 color photos, all taken on Monhegan, by a number of photographers, including Geoff Dennis, Doug Hitchcox, Luke Seitz, Bill Thompson, Jeremiah Trimble, myself and others. Hot off the presses, there is a print run of 100 limited edition hardcovers and 500 softbound. You may get more details to purchase a signed copy directly from me at brett....@gmail.com ($55 softbound or $74 hardcover, including shipping) - or visit www.birdsofmonhegan.com to learn more about it (the buy now is not yet active there). While softbounds will be available at the website, retail outlets (including some on Monhegan) and Amazon in the near future, hardcovers will only be available directly from me. I’ll be on the island with softbound copies September 17-20 (after the hurricane 😊), so maybe I’ll see you there!
There is also a new The Birds of Monhegan Facebook page to let birders share their sightings and stories from Monhegan, and keep everyone updated on the status of the birds there. Hope you’ll join us!
The Monhegan Birds WhatsApp Group continues as a great way to share sightings (bird alert) while on the island, especially uncommon and rare birds, or to follow when you wish you were there. To join, download WhatsApp onto your phone and send me your phone number so that I can add you to the group.
Hope to see you on Monhegan!