Maine Natural History Observatory

Censusing and Monitoring the Species and Habitats of Coastal Maine

Maine Bird Atlas - Volunteers Needed!

Sign up form: http://tinyurl.com/MEBAsignup     The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce the 2018-2022 Maine Bird Atlas! This project will map the distribution, and often abundance, of bird species in Maine with an initial focus on breeding birds (atlasing of Maine's wintering birds will begin by late 2018). Maine’s first breeding bird atlas spanned 1978-1983, and with a second atlas we can compare these two data sets and determine changes in our breeding birds. Having quantifiable evidence about the increases or declines in different species will help determine conservation opportunities and priorities. In the coming months there will be an official launch of the Maine Bird Atlas website, facebook page, and newsletter. If you are interested in signing up for volunteering on this project please use the form below. We can also help get you connected with your local regional coordinator to learn about upcoming trainings and atlasing opportunities.