Puffins
MAINE BIRDING TRAIL

Maine Birding Trail:

385 miles of birding, with 82 official sites and hundreds of hidden hot spots. Make it easy.
Books & maps.

Make it easier.
Festivals.

Make it easiest.
Tours.

Maine Birding Trail:

Guide books & maps:
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Tours & Festivals:
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Visit Puffins:
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Maine Birding Trail:

82 official sites and hundreds of hidden hot spots. For guide books & maps:
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Tours and Festivals make it easy.
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Visit one of Maine's 5 Atlantic Puffin Colonies.
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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

Spruce Grouse

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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Festivals

Festival

Maine is home to three multi-day birding festivals when songbirds are in full voice. Each is unique. All offer puffins. It's hard to top the extraordinary birding found only along the rockbound coast of Maine.
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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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NEWS

All festivals are now open for registration. Best field trips fill fast. Don't wait.
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Tours are also open for registration. Five tours offered by the Maine Birding Trail and Schoodic Institute are filling fast. One July trip is booked up, and the September tour is now closed. Space is still available for two June tours and one August tour.
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Meanwhile, here is a preseason tease for the June tours:

Atlantic Puffins

Puffins


There are five puffin colonies along the Maine coast. Each one is unique, with a differing mix of other sought-after birds, including Common Murres, Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Great Cormorants, and Roseate Terns.
Read More

Tours

Spruce Grouse

Maine is a tour destination. Some tours are nationally famous, some are homegrown with expert local guides. Several tours are anchored at Acadia National Park's Schoodic Institute, with excursions to the wilder parts of Maine.
Read More

Festivals

Festival

During the time when songbirds are in full voice, Maine is home to three multi-day birding festivals. Each is unique. All offer puffins. It's hard to top the extraordinary birding found only along the rockbound coast of Maine.
Read More

Local Knowledge

Trail

There are many secrets to birding Maine. We have the highest tides in America, which can 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

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.
Read More

Trip Planning

Whale Tail

Most of Maine's birds are relatively easy to find. But good accommodations, professional guides, insider links can all  make the difference between a pleasant walk and a birdy adventure. Start planning the perfect Maine experience.
Read More

Mama Moose