Research, Science, & Education


 This November

Help Maine's declining Whip-poor-will population

Very little is known about the factors that have caused a 69% decline in Eastern Whip-poor-will populations since 1970

With your help, we can start to unravel the mystery!

Your donation will help purchase 20, state-of-the-art, solar-powered NanoTags needed to track the migration path of Maine's declining whip-poor-will population





Putting researchers in the field, publishing field guides, and managing historic specimen archives since 2003.

From plants to birds to seaweeds, the Observatory is at the forefront of natural history research in Maine.



    Upcoming Field Guides

Aquatic Plants of New England: Postponed - Coming in 2023

Seaweeds of Maine: Still in development

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