Welcome to the Maine Bird Atlas!

By Team eBird February 22, 2018
Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce that the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas has launched! Over the next 5 years, we hope that you will contribute your breeding bird observations to the Atlas effort using the “Maine Bird Atlas” eBird portal. All of the information that you need to start contributing bird records can be found on the Maine Bird Atlas webpage:  www.maine.gov/birdatlas

The Maine Bird Atlas is a citizen science project, which means it’s dependent on volunteers to conduct most of the data collection. Maine has a strong birding community of both residents and visitors that we hope will contribute to the largest bird monitoring effort to ever occur in the state.

Not an expert birder? Not a problem! Every sighting counts!! Honestly! Anyone with an interest in birds, nature, or outdoor recreation can use this as an opportunity to learn about birds and be involved in a critically important conservation project.

Sign up to observe birds near your home, at camp, or adopt a whole block. And, spread the word – We need your help!