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MAINE BIRDING TRAIL

Festivals

Make plans to attend a festival, then extend your state by visiting other sites, using the Maine Birding Trail guides.

WWW FestWings, Waves, and Woods, Deer-Isle, Stonington: May 20-22, 2016 (Completed - Next Year: May 19-21, 2017)
"Wings Waves & Woods" is Deer Isle and Stonington's Migratory Birding Weekend. Local birders lead conservancy and beach walks plus there are TWO boat rides to see puffins, sea birds and eagles. Note: The puffin trip to Seal Island is outstanding! Good chance for Purple Sandpipers, Great Cormorants, and pelagic specialties. This festival is timed to enjoy arriving songbirds before many of the wintering sea ducks have departed for Hudson Bay. Island artisans and artists offer birding and nature-related originals.
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Downeast FestDowneast Spring Birding Festival Cobscook Bay, Whiting: May 27-30, 2016 (Completed - Next Year: May 26-29, 2017)
Hikes, Puffin trips, Sightseeing Boat Trips, Sunset Cruises, Expert Lectures. Join us in the Cobscook Bay area of Down East Maine for a special birding experience during spring migration and the breeding season. You'll have a wealth of opportunities to see many bird species in their special habitats. The Annual Down East Spring Birding Festival provides a unique experience in "the real Maine" where birders can observe a great variety of birds in diverse natural environments. The festival offers birders various self-guided explorations as well as professionally guided hikes, boat tours, and presentations led by area experts.
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Acadia FestivalAcadia Birding Festival: Acadia National Park and beyond: June 2-7, 2016 (Completed - Next Year: June 1-6, 2017)
The Acadia Birding Festival is Maine's 1st bird watching festival, established in 1998. Featured speakers: Stephen Kress, Jen Brumfield, Sharon Stiteler . Participate for a special and educational birding experience during spring migration and the breeding season, with a wealth of opportunities to see many bird species in their unique habitats. The festival offers birders various self-guided explorations as well as guided hikes, boat tours, and presentations led by area experts. Enjoy a diversity of habitats: northern hardwood forests, bogs, fresh and salt-water marshes, grassy and shrubby fields, streams and lakes, steep rugged headlands.
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