The Backshore Bird Blog

October 2015 Bird Sightings

Autumn is here and Peaks Island bird populations continue to change. Migrants are still passing through, and perhaps some may stay for Maine’s relatively moderate winter, as compared to more severe conditions further north. With the help of Michael and Sam, we present several stories of featured birds and their bird lists combined for all of October. We hope you enjoy the stories and listings as much as we had fun searching for the birds. This month Michael has again been busy searching for birds – focusing on the ever-changing migrants who use Peaks Island as a stopover or as a staging area before making their next leap toward warmer locations. Some may choose to stay here. Michael shares w

Dolphin Sightings around Greece

Short-beaked common dolphin Photo © Joan Gonzalvo; Ionian Dolphin Project This month we are excited to share with Peaks Island, not only birds, but dolphins and porpoises found not only in Casco Bay, but waters surrounding the Greek Islands. Michelle and Butch shared with us sightings of Atlantic white-sided dolphins from the “Whisper” in early September. This experience may have influenced Michelle in her decision to visit Greece. There she volunteered with the group, Tethys, that monitors dolphins, among other conservation projects, in the Mediterranean Sea. She shares her experiences in Gulf of Ambracia and the Ionian Sea (western Greece) with us. Miche

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