Posts Tagged ‘birding’

Short-billed Dowitchers

Some shorebirds won’t be found at the shore at all in Maine

By Bob Duchesne on Aug. 10, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
Every August, I write a few words about the multitude of shorebirds that move onto Maine’s tidal mudflats. I do some an injustice, because shorebirds also show up elsewhere.
Offiical counter Anna Stunkel looks for raptors atop Bradbury Mountain in Pownal on Monday as part of the annual  Bradbury Mountain Hawkwatch, organized by the Freeport Wild Bird Supply store. Stunkel is spending nearly every day, between April 15 and May 15, counting the feathered critters as they migrate north.

This woman is spending two months at the top of a mountain in Maine

By Troy R. Bennett on April 22, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Bradbury Mountain in Pownal gives up a great view with very little climbing. It’s also a great place to count migrating hawks and other raptors, since it’s right in the middle of their route.
Good Birding
Surf scoters are among the birds you might see along Maine's coastline after the weather turns colder.

Colder weather shouldn’t deter birders

By Bob Duchesne. Special to the BDN on Sept. 03, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
Once out in the open bog of Bangor's Roland F. Perry City Forest, birders are likely to hear the singing of resident Lincoln's sparrows.

Habitat helps birders identify migrants

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on June 04, 2013, at 11:24 a.m.