Maine Natural History Observatory

Censusing and Monitoring the Species and Habitats of Coastal Maine

Maine Bird Atlas Remote Travel Grants

Is paddling the Allagash Wilderness Waterway scanning for waterfowl, wading birds, songbirds, and inland gulls on your birding bucket list? Have you dreamed about heading out with friends for a few days of exploring the North Maine Woods looking to add boreal birds like American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Spruce Grouse, and Boreal Chickadees to your life list? Maybe you have always wanted to hike sections of the Appalachian Trail listening for the alpine songs of Bicknell’s Thrush and Blackpoll Warbler? We can help make your birding expedition a reality through an exciting new grant opportunity for Maine Bird Atlas volunteers.

The Maine Bird Atlas is currently accepting proposals from experienced and adventure-seeking birders who are interested in adopting and surveying atlas blocks in remote regions of the state during the 2020 breeding season. Grants will be awarded to volunteers to help cover the expenses associated with traveling to these remote areas. To apply for a grant, volunteers must complete and submit the 2020 Grant Application which includes information about which remote atlas blocks you propose to cover, the approximate dates for your trip(s), and an itemized list of trip expenses. Grant proposals should be submitted to Glen Mittelhauser, Coordinator of the Maine Bird Atlas as soon as possible to be considered for the 2020 breeding season.

Thank you for supporting the Maine Bird Atlas. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!