Atlantic Puffins
Maine Birding
Maine is more forested than any other state, with a rugged coastline longer than California's. There are so many places for birds to hide. Where you go depends on what you know.

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There are five puffin colonies along the Maine coast, each with a differing mix of sought-after birds, including Common Murres, Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Great Cormorants, and Roseate Terns.
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Maine is a major tour destination. Several tours are anchored at Acadia National Park's Schoodic Institute, with excursions into the wilder parts of Maine. Puffins, Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpeckers...
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There are many secrets to birding Maine. Maine has the highest tides in America, which have an outsized effect on where and when to bird. Maine's seasons are of equal lengths. The best birding moves around by the month.
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Spruce Grouse
Maine is the most forested state in the nation. The Gulf of Maine is unusually frigid, enriching the food supply for puffins, seabirds, and whales. Maine lobster is world famous. There is adventure everywhere you look.
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Whale Tail
Most of Maine's birds are relatively easy to find. But good accommodations, professional guides, insider links can make the difference between a pleasant walk and a birdy adventure. Plan the perfect Maine experience.
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Guide Books
The original Maine Birding Trail guides are still available. The guidebook contains additional sites not shown online, plus more maps, and bonus chapters on Canada's nearby Campobello and Grand Manan islands.
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Featured Tour

Winged Migration - Two tours pending for August 2020, dates to be determined.
A joint adventure of the Maine Birding Trail and Schoodic Institute.

In late summer, shorebirds stream down the Maine coast, pelagic species flood the waters just offshore, and songbirds congregate in foraging flocks while preparing for their long flights south. We'll spend two days in and around Acadia National Park, venturing offshore for whales and pelagic birds. Then, we'll move up the coast to where shorebirds and boreal forest birds are more prevalent.

This tour will spend two nights at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park surrounded by the mainland portion of Acadia National Park. Then, we'll shift to the Eastland Motel in Lubec for two nights, which sits within 15 minutes of Quoddy Head State Park and the South Lubec Sand Flats. We'll explore the spruce-fir maritime forest, Acadia's coastline, and visit Canada's Campobello Island and Head Harbor Passage. , and . Read More.
Video Highlights of 2018 August tour: