Maine bird watchers get state-specific website

Posted June 13, 2011, at 9:45 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine bird watchers are getting a state-specific website to advance their hobby.

The state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Maine Birding Trail and Cornell University have launched a state-specific version of eBird, where birdwatchers share information about sightings, trips and trends.

The new Maine eBird site can be accessed at ebird.org/content/me, or from the department’s website at mefishwildlife.com.

Birders can submit their observations, look at data that’s been collected, read articles and consider volunteer opportunities on the site.