We're almost to the finish line!
We’re nearing the finish line of this five-year project, but there’s still time to join the thousands of people who have contributed data to the Maine Bird Atlas. One Winter Atlas season remains.
Any bird observed in Maine between December 14, 2022 and March 15, 2023, counts!
New to the project? Click here to get started!
Important Deadlines for Existing Volunteers:
Tell me more!
About the Project
What is a bird atlas, why does Maine need one, and why does it matter to me?
Read all about it here.
These local bird experts are volunteers and are the backbone of this project! They are here to help answer questions and get you started. Find one in your area.
Accomplishing a project of this scale requires the time and expertise of a number of individuals. See who’s involved.
How can I help?
Become a Citizen Scientist
Anyone with an interest in birds and, well, a pair of binoculars helps too, can contribute records to the Atlas. Get started
Support the Project
What’s your favorite bird? You can make a tax-deductible donation or sponsor a species! Learn how
I'm in! What's next?
Sign Me Up
Signing up as a volunteer for the Maine Bird Atlas is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Start by clicking here and we’ll walk you through getting signed up.
Find Resources and Materials
From downloadable datasheets to helpful resource links find what you need here.
Learn how to submit your findings here, whether you're using pen and paper, your desktop, or the e-bird app.
Log observations now.
When the project is finished, we will have answered two key questions:
- 1. How many breeding and wintering birds are there in Maine?
- 2. Where exactly can they be found?
The results will be published digitally and as a book and will serve as a go-to resource for everyone from wildlife biologists to birdwatchers, students, environmentalists, artists, and more.