Tag Archives: Nature

Winter at Popham Beach

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Most people think of beaches as summer destination spots. Sun, surf, and sand meet colorful towels and beach blankets as kids belly flop into the waves. However, during the winter months beaches become my favorite go-to destinations for a different reason: the birds. Popham Beach State Park remains open all year round (though certain days […]

It’s that time of year again! The annual Christmas bird counts have nearly begun.

In the 1800’s, Americans would celebrate the Christmas holiday by heading to the fields and woods with their guns, killing as many  birds as they possibly could in order to “win” the competition with their friends and neighbors. You can imagine the toll the hunting took on local avian populations; as a result, in 1900 […]