Yearly Archives: 2022

Jan 222022

Maine Big Year Video Stories

A photo montage of every bird observed during the 2021 Maine Big Year. https://youtu.be/0Qo4eptL8f0Every Bird in Maine – A Coffee Table Book on the 2021 Maine Big Year Amazon Prime:Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle Apple Books: eBook Google Books: (coming soon) The nocturnal hike to see the rare Chuck-will’s Widow during 2021 Maine Big Yearhttps://youtu.be/8uVdEIE6MgsThe multiple attempts […]

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Jan 222022

Every Bird in Maine – A Coffee Table/Photo Book

Every Bird in Maine One Man’s Journey to See Every Bird in Maine A Photographic Account of a Maine Big Year in Birding Why would a successful Maine software developer in his early 60’s close his laptop and spend an entire year chasing a little known Birding Record? Follow the author’s 2021 adventure as he […]

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Jan 192022

Greater White-fronted Goose

Last year during my Maine Big Year, I made two trips to Aroostook County in northern Maine (9 hours round trip) trying to get a Greater White-fronted Goose. The bird was swimming with thousands of Canada Geese at an extreme distance. On the second trip, I finally found the bird after two hours of scoping. […]

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Jan 172022

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Despite the cold weather as of late, this Lincoln’s Sparrow is still hanging around in Nobleboro, not far from the fish ladder. Never the easiest sparrow to find in Maine this species should be in North Carolina and parts south by now. He was hanging out in a forsythia bush near a bird feeder.

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Jan 142022

Snowy Owl

This afternoon I found this beautiful female Snowy Owl sitting on the shore of Biddeford Pool, Maine. The number of Snowy Owls we see on the coast of Maine fluctuates each winter depending upon the summer lemming population in the arctic.  Prevelent lemmings, the Snowy’s favorite food source, will lead to more owlets being successfully […]

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Jan 112022

Townsend’s Warbler

Today a Townsend’s Warbler showed up about 5 minutes away from our condominium in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  To see a warbler in January in Maine is really quite unusual (diet consists primarily on caterpillars). But to see a west coast warbler on the coldest day of the year (wind chill of minus 17) is even […]

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Jan 82022

Steller’s Sea Eagle Continues

The incredibly rare Steller’s Sea Eagle continues to be seen in mid-coast Maine close to our home. The last few days he’s been hanging out in Boothbay Harbor. This bird of the Russian ice is a brilliant winter tourist attractions as birders all over the United States continue to stream into the area for a […]

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Jan 82022

Carolina Wren

For the last month Ingrid and I have been hearing and occasionally seeing a Carolina Wren hanging out around our Wiscasset, Maine house.  We live right at the northern most limit of the Wren’s northern range and we have never had one around the yard before. Today we had a heavy snow storm and the […]

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Jan 52022

Purple Sandpiper

With the Big Year over, I spent New Years weekend taking down Christmas decorations and watching football. But by January 4 I was ready to go bird again . . . but without the sense of urgency of the previous year. Of course birding in Maine in January is not for the faint of heart, […]

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