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. Read More
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... Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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.