By Doug Hitchcox July 23, 2019
The Maine Bird Atlas wouldn’t be possible without you. Your bird observations are incredibly valuable, but it is also your time and mileage contributions to this project that are enabling us to fund it.
By Doug Hitchcox July 17, 2019
The second breeding season for the Maine Bird Atlas is passing by quickly but July is a great time to get out atlasing. It is almost hard to find birds that aren’t showing any breeding behavior right now!
By Doug Hitchcox May 13, 2019
Updated Article: With the April 2019 update to checklist view in eBird, the process to switch eBird portals has changed and updated instructions are available here: The Maine Bird Atlas Portal is set up to collect all breeding records for the Maine Bird Atlas and allows users to see breeding range maps, block specific information, […]
By Doug Hitchcox April 13, 2019
Despite snow on the ground in some parts of the state, migrant birds are returning to their breeding grounds and the second breeding season of the Maine Bird Atlas is underway! During these early parts of nesting season, it is especially important that you pay attention to safe dates and make sure that birds are […]
By Doug Hitchcox August 13, 2018
A great and fun way to support the Maine Bird Atlas project is to Sponsor a Species.  Each of Maine’s 224 breeding bird species have been divided into sponsorship levels ranging from $30-$2,000 and are available to sponsor for each year of the project.  All sponsorship donations will go toward the completion of the Atlas […]
By Doug Hitchcox July 25, 2018
July is a great month for atlasing – Adults can easily be seen carrying food, baby birds are chasing their parents around begging for meals, there are even some birds working on a second (or third) brood already. As some of our early nesting species mature, it is worth taking a moment to review what […]
By Team eBird June 16, 2018
This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, gives you a chance to improve our knowledge of breeding birds across the world. The eBirder of the month will be drawn from eBirders who submit at least 15 eligible checklists containing at least one breeding behavior code during June.
By Doug Hitchcox June 12, 2018
June 10th marks the point where we are within the safe dates for all of Maine’s nesting species! You can now safely report all singing (S) birds and any species in appropriate habitat (H) — both “possible” codes.
By Doug Hitchcox May 23, 2018
The Maine Bird Atlas portal adds great new features that let you explore atlas specific information, including Breeding Range Maps and the ability to explore data on the block level. These pages are updated in real-time, as you submit your checklists with breeding codes to the atlas portal, allowing for instant feedback and review of what […]
By Doug Hitchcox April 18, 2018
As we head through April the window opens for a new group of early nesting species in Maine. This post highlights most of the species that have safe dates beginning in April.