Maine hosts several birding festivals and Maine
Audubon group events. Make plans to attend a festival, then extend
your state by visiting other sites, using the Maine Birding Trail
||April 25-26, 2015:
Feathers Over Freeport, Freeport
Some of the best Maine birding will take place the last weekend in April with a unique event designed to appeal to birdwatchers of all abilities, and especially to families and children.
Feathers over Freeport will highlight special birding opportunities in the greater Freeport area, featuring top Maine experts, plus hikes, workshops and other activities for people of all abilities and interests at two locations – Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal on Saturday, April 25, and Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park in Freeport on Sunday, April 26.
||May 15-17, 2015:
Wings, Waves, and Woods, Deer-Isle, Stonington
"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. For this year's schedule of events:
Downeast Spring Birding Festival Cobscook Bay,
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.
||May 28-31, 2015:
Acadia Birding Festival: : Acadia National Park
The Acadia Birding Festival is Maine’s 1st bird
watching festival, established in 1998. Featured speakers:
Kenn Kauffman and David LaPuma. 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.
||June 6, 2015:
Northern Maine Bird Festival:
Located at Aroostook Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in scenic Northern Maine, this
is a local
birding festival that benefits from the knowledgeable assistance
Aroostook Birders. This year's free-admission, "rain or shine"
festival features: guided bird walks throughout the refuge,
netting and banding demonstrations, falconer Dennis Kerekes and
his Northern Goshawk, hands-on activities for kids, plus a
special live-bird Chewonki Foundation presentation: "Owls of
Audubon Hog Island Summer Programs
This summer, enjoy world-class ornithology sessions at Audubon’s
spectacular Hog Island, located in Maine’s Muscongus Bay. Taught
by some of the country’s leading birders, scientists, authors and
artists, these dynamic sessions are designed for both beginners
and experienced bird enthusiasts.