- A-Z Animals
The Maine Bird Records Committee or MBRC approves a total of 464 species of birds living in the state of Maine as per the June 2021 records. While 135 birds are rare or accidental, five were introduced, and three have gone extinct. The three extinct species include the Labrador duck, passenger pigeon, and eskimo curlew.
The black-capped chickadee, distinguished by its black cap and white cheeks, has been officially accepted as the state bird of Maine since 1927.
All-year-round: Black-Capped Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch
In Spring and Summer: Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Pine Grosbeak, Red-eyed Vireo, Black-throated Green Warbler
In Winter: Snow Bunting, White-winged Crossbill, Brown Creeper, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin
Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Red-Shouldered Hawk
Water Birds: Common Eider,Great Black-backed Gull, Common Tern, Ring-billed Gull, Great Cormorant
Rare Birds: Long-billed Curlew, Ruff, Surfbird, Red-necked Stint, Gray-tailed Tattler