“Celebrating the end of December with back yard snow, light and simple little critters.” These photos were shared by NRCM member David Small of Old Town, Maine. All of the photos were taken at the end of December in his backyard. Thank you, David! Two of Dave’s photos feature Dark-eyed Juncos. Did you know that… Continue Reading
This year, 2018, marks the 100-year anniversary of the signing of our own Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It’s because of this treaty that many bird species—including some for which Maine is well known—are still with us. In fact, without the MBTA, species such as the Common Eider and Wood Duck likely would have disappeared from… Continue Reading
By Jeff Wells, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Since the age of 5, my son has been able to identify a bald eagle when one perches or flies near our house in Maine. Forty years ago, this would not have been the case, as Maine’s population had declined to only 30 nesting… Continue Reading
The bonanza of chicks is good news for the vulnerable seabirds. by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story Puffins face existential challenges, but the little birds found a new role in Maine this summer: baby boomers. The 2017 nesting season was the most productive on record for a group of vulnerable… Continue Reading
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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.
By The Associated Press Bangor Daily News news story A new Maine law bans lead fishing tackle in hopes of protecting loons. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says keeping lead fishing weights out of Maine waters will better the birds’ survival and spur population growth across the Northeast. Ingesting lead fishing tackle is… Continue Reading
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
Time to start putting together your summer reading list, and NRCM members can help! Featured here are books published by our members covering a range of genres, from essay and memoir to poetry and fiction. There are also a few field guides to help you better understand—and find!—the nature of Maine. If you’re an author… Continue Reading