With the Great Backyard Bird Count taking place Friday (Feb. 15) through Monday (Feb. 18), we bird enthusiasts—and we know there are many among supporters of the Natural Resources Council of Maine—have a great excuse to get out (or stay in!) for some extra birding. That’s because the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) invites everyone, Read More
Millions of Americans – ourselves included – enjoy feeding and watching birds up close. In celebration of these fascinating creatures and the activity that provides us with an opportunity to get to know, February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month. We thought we’d celebrate it with members and supporters of the Natural Resources Council of Read More
“Happy Snow Day from our yard in Old Town, Maine,” writes NRCM member and frequent My Maine This Week photographer Pam Wells of Old Town. These visitors came to her yard on a recent snowy day in December. Thank you, Pam, for these fantastic photos! Do you have beautiful photos of Maine wildlife or scenic Read More
As we near the end of the 2018 Year of the Bird celebration that commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the famed Migratory Bird Treaty and its implementing legislation in the U.S. and Canada, it is well that we think of the future of a bird like the Pine Siskin whose populations know no human political Read More
Walk into most of the woodlands in our region today, and you will find a lack of dead and dying trees. Yes, that’s right – most of our forests do not have enough dead and decaying trees. To many people, this may seem counterintuitive. Why would we want more dead and dying trees on the landscape? Read More
Please enjoy these beautiful Maine wildlife photos by NRCM member Jayne Winters of South China, Maine. And from all of us here at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, we wish you (and the turkey in this photo!) a very happy Thanksgiving! Do you have beautiful photos of Maine’s wildlife or scenic Maine landscapes to share? Read More
For birders, especially those of us here in Maine and the eastern U.S., a holiday of sorts is fast approaching. Bird enthusiasts anticipate it the way many youngsters look forward to Christmas morning. But this fine-feathered special occasion takes place just once every two years or so. Staffers at the Natural Resources Council of Maine Read More
Participate in Project FeederWatch. Observe and record the birds that come to your feeder and submit the results to help identify bird trends across the country. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Prep your birdfeeder for the winter by cleaning out old seed and washing them with soap and water. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.