Welcome to Birding in Maine
Where to Go Birding in Maine
Explore Maine in eBird
Overview – Counties – Hotspots – Recent Visits
eBird Rare Bird Alert for Maine
Top Maine eBirders
My eBird Maine links
Life List – Year List – Month List
Needs Alert (birds you have not seen in Maine)
Never Seen – Not Seen This Year
|Maine Statewide Bar Charts|
20 Top Birding Locations in Maine
Rachel Carson NWR
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
Scarborough Marsh–Eastern Rd.
Fort Foster Park, Kittery
Seal Island NWR (“island only” – restricted access)
Seawall Beach, Phippsburg
Popham Beach SP
Sanford Lagoons – open Mon-Fri 6AM-4:30PM & Sat-Sun 7-8:30AM
Hermit Island, Phippsburg
Reid SP, Georgetown
Biddeford Pool–Hills Beach
Acadia NP–Schoodic Peninsula
eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.
Finding Birding Locations in Maine
This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Maine. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.
Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of Maine Counties to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.
If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of Maine Hotspots.
Or use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.
Tips and How to Help
Tips on using the eBird Hotspot Explorer
How to change the location of a checklist
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
How to share a checklist with other birders
How to suggest a personal location as a new eBird Hotspot
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location
Corrections and How to Help
Click on a state abbreviation to see bird sightings in Maine, Massachusetts, or New Hampshire
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Thanks to Ed Norton for designing BirdFinder