133 Species to Date
While Big Year rules only require a Birder to be able to identify a species by sight or sound (the good old fashion honor system), I’m endeavoring to photograph or record as many species as possible during the year. This is more difficult that it might seem as birds can be seen for fleeting moments; deep in a tangle of tree branches; while driving a vehicle or at a great distance through a spotting scope. In other cases, one is seeing several new species at a time and only one can be photographed.
Owls are nocturnal species and are most easily identified by recording their vocalization.
On this page you’ll see every bird on my Maine Big Year list along with the date and location I found it. If there is an asterisk and a second date . . . this is the date of my best photograph or recording.
Read about my Big Year on my Blog.