464: Number of documented bird species in Maine.

290: Number native to Maine or regular guests.

136: Number considered rare or accidental.

5: Number introduced and established.

4: Number of Maine bird species considered extinct.


10: Number endangered.

11: Number of owl species.

13: Number of heron species recorded.

15: Number of finch species.

32: Number of sparrows.

42: Number of wood warbler species.


50: Number considered to be of special concern.

150: Number of waterfowl species.

4,000: Estimated number of puffins that summer on the Maine coast.

1927: Year the black-capped chickadee became the official Maine state bird.

200 mph: How fast a peregrine falcon can fly while diving for prey.

Source: Birds of Maine

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