MDIF&W: Birders Excited About Launch of Maine’s New eBird Server

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Public: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologist Steve Walker at (207) 287-5254* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 Birders Excited about Launch of Maine’s New eBird Server AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s vast birding community now has a means for turning the hobby into significant scientific help. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Maine Birding Trail and Cornell University have launched a state-specific version of eBird – a popular birding site where birdwatchers share information about sightings, trips and trends. Birders are encouraged to visit the new Maine eBird site at [ebird.org]( http://ebird.org/content/me )or it can be accessed from MDIF&W’s website at [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ).

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MDIF&W: Birders Excited About Launch of Maine’s New eBird Server

Canoeists rescued from Rangeley Lake

RANGELEY — Life jackets and the work of a dozen rescuers saved the lives of two young men after their canoe overturned in Rangeley Lake late Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Richard MacKenna, 25, of Wells and Ian Efsathiou, 24, of Ogunquit set out in a 16-foot fiberglass canoe in …

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Blazing the Fly Rod Crosby Trail underway

MADRID – The High Peaks Alliance hosted two volunteer work days in August and have scheduled another work day for Oct. 2 to start construction of the Fly Rod Crosby Trail, a new heritage trail that will eventually stretch 35-40 miles from Strong to Oquossoc in the western Mountains of Maine.

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Art in August

The annual Art in August show was held Thursday, Aug. 5 in Rangeley with dozens of artists and craftsperson exhibiting and selling their work. read more

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