Kirk Gentalen first went bird watching in 1988 in Acadia National Park and he hasn't looked back since. Since then, Kirk has worked as a naturalist in 13 states and led birding trips in Alaska, California, Georgia, and Massachusetts. Gentalen currently works for Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) as a steward/naturalist. While much of his MCHT work focusses on Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay, he also leads many walks, talks, and outreach programs with schools up and down the Maine coast. Kirk also edits the Vinalhaven Sightings Report nature blog and authors "Nature bummin' with Kirk Gentalen" for the St. George Dragon community journal. Kirk lives in St.George with his wife and son.