Posts Tagged ‘birding’

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.
Birds go south in the winter. You’re south. Our summertime birds go to the tropics, but many of the arctic birds come here. By polar standards, we’re pretty toasty. For example, our ocean doesn’t freeze.   The arctic summer teems with life. Round-the-clock daylight lasts for only a few months. …
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.
There is no better time to go birding than June. The migrants are back, they’re on their breeding territories, and they spend every morning telling you where they are. They sing with the sunrise and continue the tunes through much of the day. Songbirds are easy to find this time …
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