There are some lodges and sporting
camps that are so far off the beaten track that they are
excellent for longer stays and outdoor adventures.
are hotels, motels, inns, B&Bs, resorts, and sporting camps of all
styles and price ranges that merit recommendation because they:
- Are located close to sites on the Maine Birding
- Offer excellent service and accommodations.
- Support nature-based tourism and the Maine Birding
- Understand the unique needs of birders and provide
direction and assistance.
Tips for being birder-friendly:
Become a Maine
Environmental Leader through the
Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Post
the Green Lodging Certification prominently on the door and in the
Birders in springtime are out early. Early breakfast options (or
at least coffee) score big points. Box lunch options are also very
Many of the birds that summer in Maine, winter in the tropics. Shade
grown coffee is something birders notice and appreciate.
Most birders will have their own binoculars and guidebooks, but
it doesn't hurt to have additional guides in the library or binoculars
in the lobby. Be aware of good local places to go birding, especially
parks, land trusts, wildlife sanctuaries, or even back roads and
Be aware of which birds are of particular interest to visiting birders.
Get involved with local land trusts or other conservation groups.
Hang bird feeders in prominent locations. Landscape with native
plants, especially those that attract birds.
Keep the cat indoors.
The Maine Beaches
Portland & Casco
Pride Motel and Cottages
Suites by Hilton
By The Sea
Cedar Inn B&B
Inn and Suites
►Harbour Towne Inn
Inn & Suites
►Bay Leaf Cottages
Downeast & Acadia
On The Harbor
Maine Lakes & Mountains
►The Waterford Inne
Inn and Suites
The Maine Highlands
Big Moose Inn
Eagle Lake Sporting Camps