Addicted to Snowy Owls

snowy owl, maine, nature

Continued from “I Won’t Find Success until I Find a Snowy Owl.” It wasn’t the only Snowy Owl I saw that winter. I was addicted, I had to see more. Since my dad and I had struck out at Scarborough Marsh, we went to another owl stronghold, Biddeford Pool. It was an odd place for […]

Cuckoos in Maine?

nature, landscape, bird, cuckoo

When you hear the word “cuckoo,” you think of one of two things: 1) A crazy person or 2) The bird behind the famous “cuckoo” clocks. But did you know that during the summer months, Maine is home to not one but two species of cuckoos? Black-billed Cuckoos can be found throughout the state during […]

The Winter Birds of Back Cove

portland, maine, nature, landscape

Many people would think birding in Maine in the winter months is horribly dull. “It’s freezing cold,” they say. “Everything is under feet of snow,” they point out. “How on earth can birds live there? Have fun staring at chickadees.” They would be wrong! Birding in Maine is perhaps the best in the winter. Seabirds […]