Don’t know which birds you spotted at Katahdin Woods & Waters? There’s now a list for that.
Birders and other visitors to Maine’s newest national monument will receive a valuable tool Saturday as Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters releases a checklist of more than 150 birds that can be found in the monument.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which is about 90 miles north of Bangor, was officially designated as a unit of the National Park Service in August of 2016. The checklist was created and designed by Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters. Its release will coincide with World Migratory Bird Day.
Anita Mueller, vice president of Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters, compiled and designed the checklist.
“Spanning three ecoregions with a complex matrix of microclimates, the monument provides breeding habitat for an exceptionally wide diversity of bird species. As a result, the monument is quickly becoming known as a birding hotspot particularly for the rarer boreal species,” Mueller said. “Located at the southern range for several boreal species, the monument provides excellent breeding habitat for black-backed woodpecker, boreal chickadee, Canada jay, rusty blackbird and spruce grouse, as well as blackpoll and bay-breasted warblers.”
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