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MAINE BIRDING TRAIL

Best Nests - Southern Maine Beaches

Birder Friendly Accommodations

Atlantic Birches

Atlantic Birches Inn - Old Orchard Beach. Ordinary hotels and motels along this popular stretch of ocean are common. If you're looking for the uncommon, stop looking. Birders love the location - near Scarborough Marsh and Pine Point (among the best places to bird in the entire state). It's centrally located just 15 minutes from the historic Old Port area of Portland, and yet it's just up the road from the favorite birding spots along the southern Maine coast, such as Biddeford Pool. Every room is unique in this Victorian B&B, each furnished with antiques. It's handy to be within walking distance of many area attractions and restaurants.

Captain Lord Mansion

Captain Lord Mansion - Kennebunkport.
A luxury inn that caters to birders? You've got to see it to believe it. This AAA 4-Diamond inn has enjoyed a long tradition of serving birders, including major tour companies. Because it is so near several of the best birding spots in southern Maine, it is possible to enjoy a full day in the field and still have plenty of time to relax in the meticulously decorated rooms or out on the landscaped grounds. Minutes away from Rachel Carson NWR, Biddeford Pool, and Kennebunk Plains. Many extra touches available to customize an extraordinary stay. Book early. It's popular!