It's on! Here we come, World Series of Birding, Special Edition II. For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has affected a number of birding events. The prestigious World Series of Birding will take place in a modified format. Run by New Jersey Audubon and typically restricted only to the state of New Jersey, the World Series of Birding is open in 2021 to all Atlantic Seaboard states, and is allowing teams to compete while following CDC COVID guidelines.
Last year, a team of Maine Audubon staff and board members jumped at the chance to enter the largest and most famous competition in American birding. This year, the team will include six members, taking part in the 38th annual competition on Saturday, May 8, 2021, when birders will look and listen for as many bird species as possible from midnight to midnight.
The event will be a showcase for the diverse birdlife and habitat in Maine, as well as an opportunity to raise funds for Maine Audubon's conservation and education work.
Team Maine Audubon
An all-star cast of Maine Audubon staff, volunteers, and board members have banded together to highlight the diversity of Maine birds and bird habitat. The team includes:
- Bob Duchesne - Penobscot Valley Chapter board member, and author of The Maine Birding Trail
- Sandi Duchesne - Maine Audubon Trustee
-Turk Duddy - Maine Audubon Volunteer
- Doug Hitchcox - Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist
- Nick Lund - Outreach and Network Manager, and writer at The Birdist
- Linda Woodard - Scarborough Marsh Director and Educator