Other Crepuscular and Nocturnal Birds

There are a number of other crepuscular and nocturnal birds that can be found throughout Maine. Some species such as the Northern Mockingbird and the Chimney Swift can be found in developed areas. Others such as the Black-crowned Night-heron and the Yellow-crowned Night-heron are more secretive and inhabit wetland areas along Maine's coast. The Yellow Rail is one of the most elusive breeding birds in the state and is known to reside inconspicuously along the edges of sedge wetlands scattered throughout the state.  

 

These birds represent a handful of common or priority crepuscular and nocturnal bird species. Keep your eyes and ears open for others. For more information these birds, click on the bios below.

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The Maine Nightjar Monitoring Project is a part of the Maine Natural History Observatory