Maine Natural History Observatory

Censusing and Monitoring the Species and Habitats of Coastal Maine

Support the Maine Bird Atlas

   Support the Maine Bird Atlas by sponsoring a Maine bird species and donating to the Maine Bird Fund.  All Maine Bird Fund donations will go toward the completion of the Atlas and are tax deductible.   Sponsorship amounts range from $30 to $2,000 depending on the species.  See the complete list of 253 birds available for sponsoring below.  You can sponsor a species for one, several, or all five years.  You may choose one species to sponsor or many.  You are welcome to sponsor a species in memory or in honor of a person or in the name of an organization.  Each species is only available to be sponsored once for each year of the project.  Once you find the species you would like to sponsor in the list below, click one of the links above in the tier level of your choosing and you will be taken to the sponsorship form.

What you get

-       All sponsors will be recognized on this website and acknowledged in the published Atlas.

-       An electronic Sponsorship Certificate which you may print and display or send as a gift.

-       The knowledge that your tax deductible donation is going toward the long term conservation of Maine birds.

Each donation helps support our efforts collecting, analyzing, and preparing these data for publication.  Thank you!

TIER 1: $2,000/YEAR

Atlantic Puffin

Bald Eagle

Black-capped Chickadee

Piping Plover







TIER 2: $1,000/YEAR  

Bicknell’s Thrush

Black Guillemot


Common Loon

Eastern Bluebird

Least Tern


Peregrine Falcon


Roseate Tern

tier 3: $400/year  

American Kestrel

American Oystercatcher

American Woodcock

Arctic Tern

Black Tern

Cape May Warbler

Common Eider

Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Whip-poor-will

Great Blue Heron

Great Cormorant

Leach’s Storm-Petrel

Least Bittern

Manx Shearwater

Northern Cardinal

Northern Flicker

Northern Gannet

Northern Goshawk

Northern Harrier

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Purple Martin

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruffed Grouse

Rusty Blackbird

Saltmarsh Sparrow

Sandhill Crane

Scarlet Tanager

Spruce Grouse

Wood Duck

TIER 4: $150/year    

American Bittern

American Black Duck

American Pipit

American Three-toed Woodpecker

American Wigeon

Baltimore Oriole

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Bay-breasted Warbler

Black-backed Woodpecker

Black-billed Cuckoo

Blackburnian Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Boreal Chickadee


Chimney Swift

Clay-colored Sparrow

Common Nighthawk

Common Raven

Common Tern

Eastern Meadowlark

Evening Grosbeak

Glossy Ibis

Gray Jay

Great Egret

Great Gray Owl

Great Horned Owl

Green-winged Teal


Harlequin Duck

Indigo Bunting


Long-tailed Duck


Northern Parula

Northern Pintail


Pied-billed Grebe

Purple Sandpiper


Red-tailed Hawk

Ruddy Duck

Snowy Egret

Snowy Owl

Swainson’s Thrush

Tennessee Warbler

Tricolored Heron

Upland Sandpiper

White-eyed Vireo

Wilson’s Warbler

Winter Wren

Wood Thrush

Yellow Rail

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-throated Vireo

Tier 5: $75/year    

Alder Flycatcher

American Redstart

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Barred Owl

Belted Kingfisher

Black Scoter

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Warbler

Bonaparte’s Gull

Broad-winged Hawk

Brown Creeper

Brown Thrasher

Canada Warbler

Carolina Wren

Cattle Egret

Cedar Waxwing

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Cliff Swallow

Common Gallinule

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Common Yellowthroat

Cooper’s Hawk

Dark-eyed Junco

Double-crested Cormorant


Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Field Sparrow

Fish Crow

Fox Sparrow


Golden-crowned Kinglet

Grasshopper Sparrow

Great Crested Flycatcher

Green Heron

Hermit Thrush

Hooded Merganser

Horned Lark

House Wren

King Eider

Least Flycatcher

Lesser Scaup

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Little Blue Heron

Long-eared Owl

Louisiana Waterthrush

Magnolia Warbler

Marsh Wren

Mourning Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Nelson’s Sparrow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Shoveler

Northern Waterthrush

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Orchard Oriole

Palm Warbler

Pileated Woodpecker

Pine Grosbeak

Pine Siskin

Pine Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill


Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-shouldered Hawk

Ring-necked Duck

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rough-legged Hawk

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Savannah Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Sedge Wren

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Short-eared Owl


Spotted Sandpiper

Surf Scoter

Swamp Sparrow

Thick-billed Murre

Tree Swallow

Tufted Titmouse

Turkey Vulture


Vesper Sparrow

Virginia Rail

Warbling Vireo

White-winged Crossbill

White-winged Scoter

Wild Turkey


Willow Flycatcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-rumped Warbler


Tier 6: $30/YEar    

American Coot

American Crow

American Goldfinch

American Robin

American Tree Sparrow

Black-legged Kittiwake

Blue Jay

Bohemian Waxwing

Brown-headed Cowbird

Canada Goose

Chipping Sparrow

Common Grackle

Common Redpoll

Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

European Starling

Glaucous Gull

Gray Catbird

Great Black-backed Gull

Greater Scaup

Hairy Woodpecker

Herring Gull

Horned Grebe

House Finch

House Sparrow

Iceland Gull

Lapland Longspur

Laughing Gull

Little Gull


Mourning Dove


Mute Swan

Northern Fulmar

Northern Shrike

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-necked Grebe

Red-throated Loon

Red-winged Blackbird

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-necked Pheasant

Rock Pigeon

Snow Bunting

Song Sparrow

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-throated Sparrow