What a wonderful program! Our library patrons had a great time learning about and sharing their experiences with back yard birds. This program was done virtually and was perfectly executed and adapted for a virtual presentation format. We will be booking another event for sure! - 10/09/2020

Steve's programs are terrific. He is easy to work with and professional and knowledgeable. I very much recommend his programs. - 10/07/2020

​The Backyard Birds presentation was informative, properly interactive, and gave the audience concrete identification and feeding tips I am sure they will utilize. - 09/09/2020

I strongly recommend your Backyard Birding program. The audience loved it and the format of having them actively participating kept everyone involved as the time just flew by. The format was engaging for both expert birders and novices. I also appreciated your complete professionalism and technical expertise. We will definitely be scheduling another program! - 08/24/2020

​The New Hampshire Backyard Birds was a wonderful program! The audience really enjoyed the bird quiz. Dr. Steve Hale is extremely knowledgeable about birds and their habits. And he made it a fun and informative program. - 08/12/2020

I was so pleased that your enthusiasm still comes across in virtual programming as it does when you give these in person. We had several comments that people really enjoyed the program on the Franconia Breeding Bird Survey, even if it couldn't happen this year. - 07/08/2020

I heard from one person that they would have like to cover less birds but in a bit more detail. She was especially interested in hearing more bird calls. - 07/08/2020

This is the second time I have worked with Dr. Hale. The first time was a traditional "in person" program. This time was a virtual program offered through GoToMeeting. He is an excellent presenter in either format - knowledgeable and friendly. The time flew by and yet did not feel rushed. The audience participated using the "chat" feature. I have had some feedback so far - all of it positive. I look forward to inviting Steve back  again next year. - 05/31/2020

​​Dr. Hale is an excellent presenter in either in-person or online formats - knowledgeable and friendly. The time flew by and yet did not feel rushed. The audience participated using the "chat" feature. I have had some feedback so far - all of it positive. I look forward to inviting Steve back. - 5/31/2020

Steve did an excellent job keeping an audience of 56, of all different ages, engaged throughout. He was very generous with his time, thoroughly answering all questions and gave the audience members much to take with them on their backyard adventures. I think this program is one of the best we have done virtually. - 5/28/2020

Thank you so much! The presentation worked so well as a virtual program! - 5/22/2020

​Excellent, informative, and very knowledgeable and personable presenter - 8/22/2019

Excellent presentation - we'll be seeing you again. - 8/14/2019

We had a group of avid and knowledgeable birders attend the Backyard Birds presentation. Even though a lot of them were familiar with the birds, they loved the interactive presentation and a chance to share along with the presentation. We will definitely schedule another presentation in the future. - 7/10/2019


It is one thing to be an expert in a subject while in a prepared environment (the talk in the Community Room with a slide show). It is another thing entirely to be outside, hear a bird call, identify it and then FIND THE BIRD! Our group was delighted, entertained and educated. From a librarian's point of view, I can think of nothing better! Thanks, Steve - 7/3/2019

Very informative and knowledgeable presentation -- our patrons loved it! - 5/29/2019

Steve's presentations are very informative and engaging. Our library has hosted him twice, and each time I walk away with more information about particular birds, but also how to be a better bird watcher. Having a walk following his presentations allows the audience to directly apply their knowledge and solidify the experience. I highly recommend his programs. - 5/22/2019

VERY good presenter! our patrons were very pleased with the program - 4/11/2019

Wonderful program. Steve is a great presenter and we will definitely have him back (again!). - 3/18/2019

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