As you now, Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters (KWW) National Monument has been in the news again recently. While Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was doing a tour of the area, we decided to make another visit, on the same day. The birding opportunities in the Monument are so bountiful, but to keep this blog manageable,… Continue Reading
NRCM took an hour-and-a-half cruise out of New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock aboard the Hardy Boat for an up-close look at some of Maine’s favorite coastal summer residents, Atlantic Puffins on Friday, July 21. The birds are here only during the short breeding season, and this was the perfect time to see them, as well… Continue Reading
Here come the holidays, and all I want for Christmas is…less waste and more sustainability. OK, that’s not all I want, but it’s definitely part of my holiday planning. You can probably easily imagine that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the most wasteful, but did you know Americans produce a million… Continue Reading
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Friday, June 19th, for our cruise aboard the Hardy Boat out of New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock for an up-close look at some of Maine’s favorite coastal summer residents, Atlantic Puffins! The birds are here only during the short breeding season, and we had the perfect night to… Continue Reading
Maine is famous for its tides, gently coming and going across mudflats and estuaries and pushing back and forth over the rocky coast. But there’s another tide, one that would likely appear just as dramatic, if you could see it. It’s the great spring movement of North America’s migratory birds.
To many Mainers, spring hasn’t officially arrived until we’ve heard the “peent” of a woodcock.
The Spruce Grouse is one of many “boreal specialties” for which Maine is famous among birders.
by Allison and Jeff Wells For birders like us, there’s no better way to explore new places than by watching and listening for the birds found there. Add to it another dozen bird enthusiasts and make the setting the breathtaking lands east of Baxter State Park proposed as a National Park and National Recreation Area,… Continue Reading
by Jeff and Allison Wells Boothbay Register column Over the weekend we had the opportunity to lead a birding expedition to an area north of Millinocket known by many as the proposed national park lands. It was exciting to be birding an area that currently little known by birders — we felt like birding pioneers!… Continue Reading