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1 out of 5 people in the United States identifying themselves as birders — 51.3 million, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. One of the fastest growing hobbies in the U.S., who knows what you might see when you pick up your binoculars and scope and head out into the field? Photo Courtesy

How Songbirds Stay On Key

Scientists studying how songbirds stay on key have developed a statistical explanation for why some things are harder for the brain to learn than others while studying Bengalese finches. The results show that adult birds correct small errors in their songs more rapidly and robustly than large errors. Just like humans, baby birds learn to

Planning That Summer Vacation?

Remember Maine has incredible birding opportunities. Whether you would like to experience the coast as a family, or as an individual, there are Hog Island Camps that could fit your needs. The Midcoast region represents the “Maine” many first-time visitors imagine: lighthouses, quaint villages, sailboats, lobster pounds, and idyllic inns. Fractured by glaciers, pounded by

Sparrow In Bander’s Grip

On Stratton Island each fall, biologists from Project Puffin’s Seabird Restoration Program run a bird banding station to track passerines and other migrants. Here, the biologist holds this sparrow in what is called the “bander’s grip.” The bird’s wings are pressed against the banders’ hand and the first two fingers hold firmly on the bird’s