BirdSafe Maine Volunteer Information Session

BirdSafe Maine is a partnership between the University of Southern Maine and the Portland Society for Architecture, working together to understand and address bird / building collisions in Maine.

It’s estimated that one million birds die or are injured per day around the country after colliding with glass windows. We need your help understanding this problem in Portland so we can craft and implement solutions. 

For three years now, Maine Audubon and our partners at BirdSafe Maine have monitored bird collisions on the streets of Portland. We’ve closer than ever to enacting real change, but we need your help to continue. We are looking for volunteers this spring to walk the the early-morning streets of Portland to look for birds that have struck buildings. This data helps us identify which species are being impacted and which buildings are causing the most problems.

We’ve found hundreds of birds representing dozens of species in Portland over the past 5 migratory seasons, but need to know more.

Our spring migration season in Portland will occur between April 18 and May 31. We are looking for volunteers to help out. It’s an easy job (and good exercise): Walk a predetermined route between the Old Port and Congress Street in the early morning about once a week looking for dead or injured birds.

For interested volunteers, we are hosting a virtual information session on Wednesday April 5 between 12 and 1.

Register for the webinar to receive the Zoom link.



Apr 05 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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