Maine Natural History Observatory

Censusing and Monitoring the Species and Habitats of Coastal Maine

Shorebirds of Maine

• Conducting annual fall migration and winter surveys at offshore islands along the Maine coast
• Purple Sandpipers:  declined by 50% since surveys we conducted in 2004 
• Ruddy Turnstones, Red Knots, and other shorebirds: gathering baseline information on numbers using these offshore sites during migration