Tag Archives: Travel

Back Cove in Winter

maine, nature, landscape

Hands down, one of my favorite places to bird in all of Maine is Portland’s Back Cove. Making a complete loop is always satisfying in some way, and just over three miles of walking creates in me a sense of accomplishment, but not exhaustion. Though it’s beautiful all year round, winter on the cove is […]

Winter at Popham Beach

maine, beach, coast

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 […]

Birding Knight’s Pond Preserve

maine, nature, travel, birding

Knight’s Pond has been a staple of my childhood since my family moved back to Southern Maine when I was 12. Shallow, with an outcropping of marsh vegetation in the center, Knight’s Pond freezes into the perfect skating pond every winter. Why have I never liked rink skating? Because swooshing perfect loops around Knight’s Pond was always […]

Introducing Birding Maine

Erika Zambello

Over 400 species of birds have been spotted in Maine. Some are found all year round, others breed during the warmer months, and still others stopover on their way north or south during the spring and fall migration.

People often ask me how I discovered my love of birding. It’s simply really, I always tell them, the classic combination of a “one-two” punch.