Eight new species were added to Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species list, including five birds, one bat, one bee, and a beetle. Two of these species, the saltmarsh sparrow and Ashtons cuckoo bumble bee, are listed as Endangered, and the other six as Threatened.
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is an opportunity to protect and enhance fish and wildlife in Maine and the United States for future generations.
The Penobscot County Conservation Association was honored with the 2021 Maine Warden Service Colonel’s Award on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, by Maine Warden Service Colonel Dan Scott. This award may be presented annually to an individual or individuals who the Colonel has determined have provided distinguished support and/or service to the Maine Warden Service and/or its mission.
This exciting annual event is a fun way for birders from across the state to document breeding birds and come together as a birding community.
Recently, a doe was seen with a cable cinched around her waist. There was concern that the cable could continue to tighten and affect her survival so we tried to see if we could intervene.
Maine Warden Service is pleased to announce Joe McBrine as the 2021 Maine Game Warden of the Year.
The following article was originally written for the October 2012 issue of "SWOAM News", the newsletter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine: [caption id="attachment_978" align="alignleft" width="300"]
[caption id="attachment_463" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Logan Labree, Dalton McCaughlin and Rachel Bates measure and record the diameter of a great blue heron nest tree while Skip Walsh (in background) searches for another nest."]
[caption id="attachment_290" align="alignleft" width="295" caption="Two black-crowned night-herons on Damariscove Island."]
I accompanied Bridie McGreavy, of the Lakes Environmental Association, to one of our largest inland great blue heron colonies. Featuring 34 nests, this colony is even impressive in late winter before the birds have returned to breed. Don Perkins, a freelance writer, was also on the hike and wrote a story for the Portland Press Herald. View a pdf of the story here:
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