Ian W. MacLean

Board Member

Bylane Farm by Bob Rohr

Ian MaClean

Why I’m passionate about Bedford Audubon:

I love the outdoors, how fauna and flora interact and support each other and that it is always ready to teach us if we are ready to listen and learn. Birds, in addition to being wonderful entertainers, are a big part of helping us understand our duty to preserve, renew and use our environmental resources wisely.  Bedford Audubon is dedicated to land and habitat preservation and to connecting people to the outdoors by creating opportunities for people to learn and interact with birds and their habitats.

More about me:

I grew up in New Hampshire and Vermont on a farm with an apple orchard and later working in the woods and at a lumber mill.  I went to college in St. Lawrence county and law school in NYC. I’m generally a problem solver and became an attorney primarily to satisfy a desire to resolve conflicts.  My career is based in the NYC metro area.  All that makes living in Northern Westchester a great fit.  My wife and children love the outdoors and the kids have few excuses not to go outside.  I am always intrigued by the shuffling of the pecking order at our feeders among the woodpeckers, house sparrows, Cardinals and interlopers at our feeders. I am barely even a novice birder.

My favorite bird is the:

Impossible to have just one, it is. I admire the majesty of the American Bald Eagle, the speed, moxie and determination of the North American Kestrel, the persistence of the Downy Woodpecker, the patience of the Barred Owl, the devotion to community of Emperor Penguins and the detached socialness of the Loon (among others).

Ask me about:

Kayaking, going for a hike, vegetable gardening, tree health and safety, chainsaws, classic rock.

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