• 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?

  • By Doug Hitchcox April 8, 2021

    We’re kicking off the 2021 breeding season and 4th year of the Maine Bird Atlas with an evening volunteer extravaganza and you’re invited! Completing the Maine Bird Atlas over the next two years will require careful planning and coordinating to ensure atlasing efforts are being done efficiently and effectively.

  • Snow Bunting ML187463171
    By Doug Hitchcox December 21, 2020

    An important part of the Maine Bird Atlas is knowing which species are breeding or wintering in each atlas block. When you submit a checklist in eBird, you are either placing a pin on a map or, using the app, your location maybe automatically selected.

  • Winter Wren ML131251591
    By Doug Hitchcox December 2, 2020

    A new issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available! Topics include: Atlasing for the Next Generation Winter Results So Far Adventures in Winter Atlasing – Glenn Hodgkins Seeking Photos for the Atlas Give the Gift of a Sponsored Species Winter Atlasing Reminders Read the issue here: Black-capped Chronicle Issue 7 […]

  • Willow Flycatcher ML65522071
    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.

  • Magnolia Warbler ML240560641
    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.

  • Common Goldeneye ML41186031
    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.

  • Mourning Warbler ML163942611
    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 […]

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet ML131968071
    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 […]