First Survey Day in Maine; Conditions South of Bangor Look Good for Waterfowl

Written by Mark Koneff
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Photo of Mark Koneff.We had favorable weather today, so we flew survey lines across southern portions of Maine. Phenology is definitely later than the past 2 years, but all water bodies were ice free and most were brimming with water due to heavy winter snows and the recent thaw. Waterfowl were well distributed on breeding territories and survey timing looks pretty good.

Old beaver pond in western Maine.

Old beaver pond in western Maine. Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS

Mt. Washington, just across the Maine-New Hampshire border.

Mt. Washington, just across the Maine-New Hampshire border. Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS

Things are wet and look good for waterfowl in Maine this year.

Things are wet and look good for waterfowl in Maine this year. Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS

One of the Porcupine Islands near Bar Harbor, Maine.

One of the Porcupine Islands near Bar Harbor, Maine. Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS