By Doug Hitchcox August 5, 2020
Atlasing in August can be really tricky as early migrants are already on the move south, late nesters are just getting started, and even some species trying to sneak in an extra brood before the season ends. This post will highlight some of the important things to keep in mind while atlasing in August.
By Doug Hitchcox July 8, 2020
July 2020 marks the halfway point through our five year survey period for the Maine Bird Atlas! In this blog post we’ll celebrate a few of the milestones so far, and highlight the priorities for the future.
By Doug Hitchcox June 24, 2020
We are in the peak of breeding season right now. On June 10th we moved into the safe dates for all species, and now we are seeing everything from birds singing, to nests with young, and even some juveniles too old to count as recently fledged.
By Doug Hitchcox June 10, 2020
Every atlaser’s favorite made-up holiday is here, All Species Safe Day! On this day, June 10th, we celebrate being in the safe date period of all species that breed in Maine.
By Doug Hitchcox June 8, 2020
By Maine Bird Atlas Coordinator Glen Mittelhauser As we move into the heart of the Atlasing season, it is important to remember to associate a breeding code with every bird observation. Add a Dot to the Map The goal of the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas is to create a map for each species showing a […]
By Doug Hitchcox May 4, 2020
A new issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available! Topics include: Kicking off the Third Year of the Atlas during COVID-19 Boreal Birding (Atlas Borealis) with Bob Duchesne Regional Coordinator Spotlight – Sandi Duchesne Atlasing Strategy for 2020: Focus on Priority Atlas Blocks Volunteers Needed for Special Species Projects Read the issue […]
By Doug Hitchcox April 16, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, the Maine Bird Atlas is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and community members.  We believe that feeling connected and involved in the community and empowered to be out in nature and making a difference (while still following social distancing practices) is […]
By Doug Hitchcox April 3, 2020
Back by popular demand: Weekly Challenges! Each week through the breeding season we’ll be posting three challenges for you.
By Doug Hitchcox February 28, 2020
For the Winter Atlas to be successful, we need your help! We are incentivizing winter atlasing by offering up some free items from the Maine Bird Atlas shop.
By Doug Hitchcox February 7, 2020
Update March 2020: We are sad to announce that the 2020 Kickoff event on April 4th at Colby College has been cancelled due to concerns around COVID-19. We were thrilled by the high level of interest in this event and are committed to getting our volunteers everything they need to have a great atlasing season.  […]