By Team eBird October 25, 2019
More than 18,000 eBirders from 164 countries and territories joined together on 19 October to go birding on the second October Big Day. The global count of 6,497 species broke last year’s total of 6,360 species, setting a new October Big Day record!
By Doug Hitchcox July 10, 2018
Fellow birders, I am asking you to participate in a very special event this week. As many of you may already know, Bruce Barker has been fighting a tough battle against a rare and very aggressive cancer. Sadly, treatments have been unsuccessful and he is currently in home hospice and not able to have visitors.
By Doug Hitchcox June 27, 2018
Depending on where you live, you may have the fortune of encountering a medium-sized game bird called Chukar. You’ll recognize this bird from their inclusion in many North American field guides, though they are not a native species.
By Doug Hitchcox March 15, 2018
We have recently made the decision to keep 2 state-based eBird portals for Maine. Although having 2 portals for entering Maine eBird records may seem confusing, deciding which portal to use is quite simple. If your checklist includes one or more species with a breeding code of Confirmed, Probable, or Possible, enter the entire checklist  in the Maine […]
By Doug Hitchcox January 4, 2018
The 2018 Maine Birder Band is now available! Maine’s Birder band is instrumental in helping protect birds, conserve habitat and provide access for birders throughout the state.
By Doug Hitchcox December 30, 2017
As we close out 2017 and eBird’s 15th year of collecting sightings, we can take a moment to review the great accomplishments that you all have made. This article is meant to supplement the eBird Central post “eBird 2017-Year in review” and give a Maine-specific perspective on your contributions.
By Doug Hitchcox December 1, 2017
Sydney Bliss, a graduate student working with scientists at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities (eastern Canada), and scientists in Virginia, needs your help spotting banded Ipswich Sparrows. The Ipswich Sparrow is a subspecies of the Savannah Sparrow with a breeding population isolated to Sable Island, NS but a regular winterer along Maine’s coast.
By Doug Hitchcox October 27, 2017
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce the 2018-2022 Maine Bird Atlas! This project will map the distribution, and often abundance, of bird species in Maine with an initial focus on breeding birds.
By Team eBird September 30, 2017
This month’s eBirder of the Month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, will keep get you snapping photos and recording bird sounds. Every time you take a photo or hold out a microphone, you're creating an incredibly powerful piece of data.
By Doug Hitchcox July 10, 2017
There is a good push of Red Crossbills into the northeast right now and we want to encourage everyone to make an effort to record the flight calls of any birds observed. One spiffy way to visualize the recent increase is through eBird’s line graphs, plotting frequency (percentage of total checklists reporting Red Crossbills) over […]