• Ovenbird ML463224271
    By Doug Hitchcox July 14, 2022

    The second annual Big Atlas Weekend was a huge success! It brought together 1,239 atlasers in six states and provinces (Maine, Maryland-DC, North Carolina, New York, Ontario, and Newfoundland) who submitted 46,132 breeding records and 5,273 checklists. AND…we are thrilled to announce that Maine successfully defended our title and emerged victorious!

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    By Doug Hitchcox June 6, 2022

    If this year’s “Global Big Day” didn’t fit into your busy spring schedule, here’s another chance to make your birding count! How about a Big Atlas Weekend?

  • Brown Creeper ML437447961
    By Doug Hitchcox April 19, 2022

    A new issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available! Topics include: Atlasing is for the Birds The Final Year Block Busting Website Photo Highlights Calling All Marsh Surveyors Why I Bird Spotlight on Long-eared Owls Zoom Q&As & Reminders Read the issue here: Black-capped Chronicle Issue 10 Spring 2022

  • By Doug Hitchcox April 15, 2022

    On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm (EDT) we’re kicking off the 5th and final season of the Maine Bird Atlas with an evening for Atlas volunteers to connect, strategize, get inspired, and hear all the latest atlas updates from the team of project coordinators! ***** Recordings from this event are available here: Kickoff […]

  • Purple Sandpiper ML293346111
    By Doug Hitchcox February 10, 2022

    We’ve crossed the half-way point for the 2021-22 Winter Atlas, completing the “Early Winter” period at the end of January, and thanks to the effort of our volunteers it was a huge success! At total of 1,749 atlasers contributed 16,628 checklists to the Maine Bird Atlas during the early winter period.

  • Canada Jay ML198182551
    By Doug Hitchcox December 6, 2021

    A new issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available! Topics include: Year 4 Update & Winter Atlasing Overview Highlights from the Field Species Spotlight Employee of the Year Goals for the Winter Atlaser Spotlight Winter Challenges & Reminders Read the issue here: Black-capped Chronicle Issue 9 Winter 2021-22

  • Great Cormorant ML376659901
    By Doug Hitchcox November 30, 2021

    The 2021 breeding season, the fourth of five for the Maine Bird Atlas, is wrapped up and what a year it was! We hit some major milestones in the project thanks to a tremendous effort from our volunteers and this blog will touch on some of those.

  • By Doug Hitchcox June 2, 2021

    If this year’s “Big Day” didn’t fit into your busy spring schedule, here’s another chance to make your birding count! How about a Big Atlas Weekend?

  • Wild Turkey ML107167991
    By Doug Hitchcox April 21, 2021

    A new issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available! Topics include: Setting the Priorities for 2021 Strategies for Completing Priority Blocks When Is A Block Complete?