Birding

We love to travel to find new birds and participate in a lot of bird counts. We also created a Guide to Birding Field Guides and host a collection of over 200 birding links from all over the globe.

Conservation

While our main focus continues to be birds, we promote other areas of conservation as well. Conserving land not only benefits wildlife, but is hugely beneficial to people as well.

Year of the Young Birder

2013 is officially The Year of the Young Birder! We plan on spending the whole year promoting young birder clubs and sharing ideas on how to help student naturalists become lifelong conservationists.

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Phriday Photo – Broken Down Killdeer

May 17, 2013
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A Killdeer displaying a “broken-wing” to distract us from his mate’s nest.

Killdeer Doing Broken Wing Display

We stumbled upon him and after a couple photos, took a wide detour around the nest.

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Phriday Photo – Rolland F. Perry City Forest

July 6, 2012
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Rolland F. Perry City Forest: Bangor, MaineBangor City Forest

It rained the day we were in Bangor, Maine but the birds and mosquitoes didn’t mind a bit! We didn’t really either. Abundant Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and singing Hermit Thrushes will un-dampen any mood!

Dakota and Grandpa
Bangor City Forest - Bangor, Maine

No Great Horned Owl Sightings – but Thanks for the Warning!
Bangor City Forest - Bangor, Maine

Everything was so Green and Beautiful
Bangor City Forest

Not Fazed by a Little Rain
Bangor City Forest

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Phriday Photo – Somes Sound

June 29, 2012
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Somes Sound - Somesville, Maine
Considered the only fjord on the east coast in the US

“Somes Sound runs north-south in the middle of Mount Desert Island. This section is at the southern end where it opens into the open ocean. At the north end is the small and picturesque village of Somesville, the first settlement on the island.” – AcadiaMagic.com

Its overall geology makes it like a fjord, but not quite. Another Scandinavian term, fjard, probably applies better to the sound. A fjard is smaller in all ways than a fjord, and is simply a glacially carved embayment that is drowned by the sea.” Maine Geological Survey

Standing Proud by Somes Sound
Somes Sound - Somesville, Maine

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Phriday Photo – More Dickcissels

June 15, 2012
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Dickcissels have been abundant this year. Not only that but they always seem to be posing for photos.

Dickcissel

Singing Dickcissel

Singing Dickcissel

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Phriday Photo – Eastern Wood-Pewee Singing His Heart Out

June 1, 2012
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Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee

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Phriday Photo – Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nest

May 11, 2012
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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Nest
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher nesting

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Phriday Photo – Osprey in Florida

February 24, 2012
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Osprey

Random Osprey in Florida.

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Phriday Photo – Black-crowned Night-heron at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

February 17, 2012
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There were many wild Black-crowned Night-herons among the injured birds at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Florida.

Black-crowned Night-heron

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