Presentation: The Maine Bird Atlas

Where: Trescott/CCLC

Sunday, May 27

3–4 pm

Presenter: Glen Mittelhauser

The Maine Bird Atlas is a collaborative project between the Maine Natural History Observatory, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Audubon, and Biodiversity Research Institute to create the second comprehensive Bird Atlas for Maine.  The project will be run over five years (2018-2022) and will engage the efforts of numerous volunteers.  The initial focus of the project will be on Maine breeding birds with efforts to map distribution and abundance of species in every corner of the state.  The first Maine bird atlas project spanned from 1978-1983 and focused solely on the breeding birds of Maine.  The new Maine Bird Atlas will duplicate and expand upon that earlier work, giving conservationists not only a complete guide to Maine bird species but also an opportunity to track how populations have changed.  This will help determine conservation priorities for years to come.

Glen Mittelhauser is the Executive director of the Maine Natural History Observatory and the Coordinator for the Maine Bird Atlas project.

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