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The MAINE BIRDING TRAIL makes it easier to do-it-yourself . But nothing beats having someone along who is familiar with the local birds, including their songs and habits.
Bob Duchesne Guiding MAINE BIRDING TRAIL founder BOB DUCHESNE is available for private and group birding trips in Maine and nearby Atlantic Canada. Bob has been a frequent trip leader for Maine Audubon for 20 years, and is particularly knowledgeable about Maine's most remote areas, with emphasis on Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee and northern warblers. Often guides in downeast Maine near the puffin tours to Machias Seal Island. Trip planning a specialty. Advice: free.
Maine Audubon Maine Audubon and its chapters offer many field trips, including some extended excursions worldwide.
Freeport Wild Bird Supply Derek Lovitch, of Freeport Wild Bird Supply guides extensively in Maine and throughout North America, both privately and as an Associate Guide for WINGS.  Derek can cater to groups of any size - and every level of experience - through private, custom tours and regularly-scheduled group trips.  His specialties include Bicknell’s Thrush, Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrows, and migration hotspots such as Monhegan Island. 
Downeast Nature Tours Downeast Nature Tours is owned by Michael J. Good, who has over 25 years experience studying the birds of North America and brings a wealth of knowledge about neotropical migrants and the avifauna of the Eastern United States. As a Registered Maine Guide, Michael has been guiding professionally for many years through his company Down East Nature Tours focusing on avian ecology in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.
Rich MacDonald  Rich MacDonald runs The Natural History Center. From his family-owned nature store located in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine, he leads nature and adventure tours, with a particular focus on boreal birds and seabirds. Rich is a licensed guide in Maine and New York. A long-time ornithologist, he has been leading birding trips throughout Downeast Maine, the Adirondack Mountains, and the Canadian Maritime Provinces since 1989, with special trips to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Belize. Contact Rich at (207) 801-2617. 
Raven Tours RAVEN Interpretive Wildlife Programs offers a varied selection of activities tailored to the special requirements of each individual or organization, providing historical and ecological insights into the unique environs of northern New England, centered in scenic Mount Washington Valley. Chris Lewey is a registered Maine Guide and annually leads birding trips for Maine Audubon.