Mountains to the Sea x 2 - June 5-9 (Full) and June 12-16, 2019
Trip leaders: Maine Birding Trail's Bob Duchesne and Schoodic Institute's Seth Benz.
These two 5-day, 4-night tours feature the northern forest during the height of songbird singing, as well as the raucous seabird breeding islands along the downeast coast of Maine. The scenery on this adventure is spectacular and equal to the variety of birds to be found. Birds
of note: American Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadees, a big variety of warblers and flycatchers, Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Arctic Tern and pelagic species. Lodging is at Big Moose Inn and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park.
Birdwatching Weekend - June 24-26, 2019
Well-known local guide Ronald Joseph leads our group through various forest types in search of the many species that nest and that fly through our boreal North Maine Woods. Bradford Pond Camps are deep, deep, deep in the Maine forest. The tour has access to the REED PRESERVE, the largest old growth forest in New England. The sheer size of the woods offers a unique opportunity to see and hear some rare species, as well as hosts of the more abundant species.
Maine's Winged Migration x2 - August 16-20 and August 26-30, 2019 Trip leaders: Maine Birding Trail's Bob Duchesne and Schoodic Institute's Seth Benz.
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.
Then, we'll shift 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.
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