Big Atlas Weekend 2022 - June 24-26

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.

red-winged blackbird

Maine Bird Atlas Final Season

The Maine Bird Atlas is in the home stretch but there is a lot of work to be done in the final season! We’ll get there, block by block, but we need your help. This 5-year statewide project will guide Maine’s future bird conservation efforts, and every submission helps! 

brown creeper

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!


Black-capped Chronicle Issue 9 Winter 2021-22

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!


Black-capped Chronicle Issue 7 Winter 2020-21

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

Photo of Willow Flycatcher

August Atlasing Tips

Atlasing in August can be really tricky as early migrants are already on the move south, late nesters are just getting started, and even some species trying to sneak in an extra brood before the season ends. This post will highlight some of the important things to keep in mind while atlasing in August.


Crossing The Halfway Point

July 2020 marks the halfway point through our five year survey period for the Maine Bird Atlas! In this blog post well celebrate a few of the milestones so far, and highlight the priorities for the future. Here are the numbers as of early July 2020:

2020 Season Kickoff Meeting goes online!

As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, the Maine Bird Atlas is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and community members. We believe that feeling connected and involved in the community and empowered to be out in nature and making a difference (while still following social distancing practices) is important for getting through these difficult times.