Welcome to Big Year Birding a site devoted to Birds as seen through the eyes of Ethan and Ingrid Whitaker.  We are a Maine couple preparing for a 2024 Big Year across the continental United States!


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Ethan and Ingrid are training for a Big Year in 2024 when Ingrid retires.  In the meantime Ethan did a  2021 Maine Big Year.

Read about Ethan’s Maine Big Year in his Book: Every Bird in Maine

And Ingrid’s Children’s Bird Book: What’s That Bird? A Kid’s Guide to Backyard Bird of New England.

Big Year Birding Blog – for – 2023, 2022, 2021 (Maine Big Year), 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

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Go Birding!!!!!