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.
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
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
If you have a wooded area on your property, resist the temptation to cut down standing dead trees. They provide valuable habitat for birds, insects, and rodents and other small mammals. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
“In between this weekend’s raindrops, I was able to capture some photos of this pair of loons near a loon nesting box on Pattee’s Pond in Winslow.” Photo by NRCM member Linda Woods of Winslow, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured… Continue Reading
Attract Maine’s tiniest bird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, by purchasing a feeder at your local hardware store or garden shop. Wash it with warm soapy water and rinse it well, then fill with a combo of one part sugar and four parts boiling water (red food dye unnecessary). Let cool before filling feeder. Refrigerate extra nectar… Continue Reading