Maine Big Year Gallery

322 Species to Date

While Big Year rules only require a Birder 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 can be difficult as birds are seen for fleeting moments; deep in a tangle of tree branches; while driving 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. 

On this page you’ll see every bird on my Maine Big Year list along with the date and location I found it and the date and location of a validation photograph or recording.  Swipe right on photo for more info.  Tap for eBird info.

Read about my Big Year on my Blog.


Alcids (6)

Bitterns (1)

Blackbirds (7)

Buntings (3)


Cardinals and Allies (2)

Chickadees (2)

Crows and Ravens (3)

Cuckoos (2)

Doves and Pigeons (3)

Ducks (28)

Eagles (2)

Falcons (3)

Finches and Allies (8)

Flycatchers (12)

Gannets and Cormorants (3)

Geese (7)

Gnatcatchers and Kinglets (3)

Grosbeaks (5)

Gulls (10)

Hawks (9)

Herons, Egrets and Spoonbills (11)

Hummingbirds (2)

Ibises (2)

Jays (2)

Kingfishers (1)

Longspurs and Larks (3)

Loons and Grebes (6)

Mimics, Starlings and Pipits (5)

Nuthatches and Creepers (3)

Orioles (2)

Owls, Nightjars, and Swifts (10)

Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys (4)

Pelicans (0)

Rails, Gallinules, Coots, and Cranes (5)

Shearwaters and Storm-Petrels (7)

Shorebirds (37)

Shrikes and Vireos (7)

Yellow-throated Vireo
May 19 - Brownfield Blog

Skuas and Jaegers (4)

Sparrows (18)

Savannah Sparrow
Feb 1 - Flood Brothers Dairy

Swallows (6)

Swans (2)

Tanagers (3)

Terns, Skimmers and Tropicbirds (8)