Atlasing in April

ArrayMay 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm

By Doug Hithcox As we head through April the window opens for a new group of early nesting species in Maine. This post highlights most of the species that have safe dates beginning in April. Dont forget to keep looking for breeding activity from species that started breeding in March, including: Great Horned Owls, Bald Eagles, Rock Pigeons, House Sparrows, and Peregrine Falcons.

Floridians Fetch Feathered Friend, "Snark"

May 7, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Not all great blue herons migrate, but most of Maine’s breeders choose to spend the winter months in warmer climes at the southern end of the U.S. (Florida) or in another country altogether (Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti). In 2016, we fitted solar-powered GPS transmitters to 5 great blue herons that automatically record GPS locations and transmit data to a website making it extremely convenient for biologists to track the movements of such individuals.

Wondering How Old That Stocked Fish Is? Take A Look At The Fins!

May 4, 2018 at 2:45 pm

[caption id="attachment_2884" align="alignright" width="290"] At the Grand Lake Stream Hatchery, high school students, college students, and volunteers assist Fisheries Biologists and Fish Culturists in the clipping process.[/caption] By IFW Fisheries Biologist Kevin Dunham Springtime is when fish culturists at the state’s hatcheries are busy preparing to stock lakes and rivers for ang

Northern Maine First Responders Receive New Airboat For Emergencies And Natural Disasters

May 1, 2018 at 5:01 pm

The Maine Warden Service and first responders in northern Maine received a new airboat to deploy during emergencies and natural disasters. This is the only airboat asset in all of northern Maine, an area the size of both New Jersey and Connecticut. The area encompasses all of Aroostook County and parts of northern Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties. The airboat was purchased new earlier this year from Diamondback Airboats located in Florida.