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.

Hit the trail.

Use eBird.

Take a puffin tour.

Visit Maine Audubon.

Plan your visit.

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Atlantic
Puffins

Puffins
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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Tours
Festivals

Festival
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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Local
Knowledge

Trail
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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Adventure
Birding

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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Trip
Planning

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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Printed
Guides

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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