Birds of Maine, USA

This is a video from Canada about the piping plover.

From BirdLife:

An eye for the Maine chance


Maine Audubon has completed the initial stage of its Important Bird Areas (IBA) program, identifying 22 areas in Maine as critical to state and global bird populations.

“A diverse mix of habitats makes Maine an important place for about 300 species of birds—many of them threatened or endangered”, said Susan Gallo, the Maine Audubon biologist who heads the project. “But threats like inappropriate development, chemical contamination and climate change put them at risk. By identifying the most crucial areas, the IBA program helps us focus our conservation efforts where we can have the greatest impact.” …

A national committee is reviewing several Maine IBAs that may qualify for globally important status. Certain sites meet global population thresholds for Piping Plover Charadrius melodus (Near Threatened), Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus caudacutus (Vulnerable), and Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus (Vulnerable).

Salt Marsh Birds Threatened by Sea-Level Rise: here.

Adventures of a refuge intern: finding and banding piping plover chicks at MI’s Seney Refuge. Photos by Mandy Salminen: here.

The saltmarsh sparrow, a bird that lives in the marshes of Connecticut, was found to have extreme levels of multiple mating: here.

Piping Plovers Foraging on Barnstable’s Sandy Neck: here.

11 thoughts on “Birds of Maine, USA

  1. i am new to this site. the birds of maine are beautiful and different. the program helps to focus the conservation efforts and have the greatest impact.thank you


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