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Summer birding in Maine often concludes with a trip into the Gulf of Maine for pelagic birds and marine life. This year was spectacular.

Cold weather means the return of subarctic breeding sea ducks. The ocean fills with scoters, eiders, grebes, mergansers, long-tails, harlequins, buffleheads, and loons. Purple sandpipers settle onto the rocky coastline. In the woods, crossbills and finches move southward into Maine. Bohemian waxwings and pine grosbeaks move into the fruit trees. Snow buntings flock to the blueberry fields. To have some real fun in the offseason, see: Winter Birding.


Just added:
"Remote Possibilities:"
six destinations off the beaten track:

Attean Lake Lodge

Congratulations to a Maine Birding Trail
Best Nest:
The Captain Lord Mansion, chosen by US News as one of the best hotels in the USA.
Captain Lord Mansion
Maine Birding TrailThere are 82 sites on the official Maine Birding Trail.

Many more great sites were researched and remain relatively secret. Over 260 are documented and mapped in this handy guide, including maps, and bonus chapters on the Canadian islands of Campobello and Grand Manan.

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Razorbill and PuffinWings, Waves, Woods Festival
May 16-18

Down East Spring Birding Festival May 23-26

Acadia Birding Festival

May 29-June 1

Aroostook State Park Festival
June 7

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Maine eBird
Explore Maine eBird - a map-based tool designed to provide quick access to birding information.

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