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Black-capped Chronicle Issue 10 Spring 2022

Brown Creeper Certhia americana  © Doug Hitchcox  

2022 Season Kickoff Meeting

2022 Season Kickoff Meeting

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm (EDT) we’re kicking off the 5th and final season of the Maine Bird Atlas with an evening for Atlas volunteers to connect, strategize, get inspired, and hear all the latest atlas updates from the team of project coordinators!

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Early Winter 2021-22 Summary

We’ve crossed the half-way point for the 2021-22 Winter Atlas, completing the “Early Winter” period at the end of January, and thanks to the effort of our volunteers it was a huge success!

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Black-capped Chronicle Issue 9 Winter 2021-22

A new issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available!

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2021 Breeding Season Summary

The 2021 breeding season, the fourth of five for the Maine Bird Atlas, is wrapped up and what a year it was! We hit some major milestones in the project thanks to a tremendous effort from our volunteers and this blog will touch on some of those. Whether you contributed a single record this summer or helped complete a series of priority blocks, every bit of effort counts and is necessary to get us over the finish line next year.

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Big Atlas Weekend – The results are in!

Big Atlas Weekend 2021 was a success! All four participating Atlas projects had great turnout the weekend of June 25-27. By now, many atlasers have figured out that the best atlasing period is late June through early July, which is why we’ve started this annual mid-summer competition. It was a great time to be out with lots of babies hatching and needing to be fed.

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Big Atlas Weekend – June 25-27

This exciting new event, Big Atlas Weekend, is a fun way for birders from across the state to document breeding birds and come together as a birding community. For many birds in the Northeast, breeding peaks in late June. It’s a great time to confirm breeding and fill gaps in the Maine Bird Atlas data.

Black-capped Chronicle Issue 8 Spring 2021

A new issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available!

2021 Season Kickoff Meeting

We’re kicking off the 2021 breeding season and 4th year of the Maine Bird Atlas with an evening volunteer extravaganza and you’re invited!

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Winter Atlasing: App for Block Updates

There are lots of apps out there that can help your atlasing, but one we highly recommend for seeing Winter Atlas Results, and visualizing your location on the block map, is the ArcGIS Explorer app by ESRI. Here are a few simple steps for downloading and setting up the app for your winter atlasing efforts: