Long-tailed ducks are a remarkable species of Arctic nesting sea duck commonly seen along Maine’s coast in the winter. Unfortunately, the global population of long-tailed ducks is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.
During the summer breeding season, purple sandpipers can be found in the tundra of northern Canada. After the breeding season ends, purple sandpipers migrate south to coastal areas
Christmas has many heart-warming traditions, including one that has saved the lives of countless birds in the Western Hemisphere.
Mainers know how rough our winters can be but for birds stuck in the Arctic freeze, our region is a delight.
Although it’s rarely seen from land, you might be lucky and spot the Leach’s Storm Petrel during an aquatic expedition in the Gulf of Maine.
Bird Flu is back in Maine and the fall and upcoming winter make it essential to follow proper biosecurity measures, not only to protect food sources but to protect other wildlife in Maine.
These little birds only weigh between 3-5 ounces as adults, but with a wingspan over twice the length of their bodies, Arctic terns are truly remarkable flyers.
Common Murres disappeared from Maine entirely in the 1880s after years of being hunted for their meat and eggs. Today, their population continues to increase
Easily identified by their black and white plumage and their distinctive “razor-like” bill, Razorbills are excellent swimmers and divers and can often be seen feeding in the Gulf of Maine’s coastal waters.
While our beautiful state has always been known for its abundant wildlife, vast forests, and stunning coastal views, the reality is that our coastline is becoming more vulnerable to the effects of climate change every day.