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Seal Island - one of nature's great wildlife
spectacles: a seabird colony
overflowing with graceful and aeronautic terns, impossibly patterned puffins,
and those most elegant seabirds, the Razorbills. This is disputed territory
between the US and Canada. Transportation to the Island can be provided
by Captains Barna
and John Norton.
National Park - Located at the juncture of the
northern and temperate life
zones, Acadia attracts more than 300 species of sea, shore, and land birds,
from the common loon to the majestic bald eagle and peregrine falcon. Sea
ducks also frequent the coastal waters, particularly during the winter
months. Sieur de Monts Spring, Ship Harbor, and Wonderland trails are all
favorite bird-watching spots, as are the summits of Cadillac and Beech
mountains during fall hawk migration.
"Cat" - It takes 2 and three quarters to 3 hours to travel from
Bar Harbour, Maine to Yarmouth,
Nova Scotia on the "Cat" ferry. In September along the way you might see
Manx, Greater and Sooty Shearwater, Wilson's and Leach's Storm-Petrel,
Northern Gannett as well as Red and Red-Necked Phalarope.
Island - The size and location of this
island concentrate land
bird migrants and attract off-shore vagrants. Late September can produce
over a hundred species over a long weekend.
in Maine: A brief guide to Maine's habitats and birding
hotspots. Maine Audubon
Eastern Maine - courtesy of the Penobscot Valley Audubon
Bangor and its surrounding communities are rich with birding hot spots.
Download a printable 8-page booklet in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format, complete
with maps and more information.
- your source for information about birding in Maine.
Compiled by Paul Garrity.
This site contains information on Moosehorn NWR and a report on a 1998
trip to Machais Seal Island.
Bird Sanctuary - The largest privately
owned bird sanctuary north
of Boston, Thorncrag has always been the heart of the Stanton Bird Club.
Stanton Bird Club Local Hotspots - If you're
looking for someplace to
go birding in the Lewiston/Auburn area, or wondering where you might find
a certain bird to round out one of your lists, try some of these area hotspots.
Maine - by Mary Scott. "One of my first great birding trips,
12 years ago, was to Maine. I went with a small group of friends,
and we had a wonderful time touring around". This site contains information
Down East - By Norman C. Famous. Includes site guides to:
National Park (Mt. Desert Island)
Pool and East Point Sanctuary
National Wildlife Refuge Index - US Fish and Wildlife
Or, take the Down
East Maine (The Virtual Tour) to northern boreal and bog habitats See
Down East Maine for directions to some of these locations and additional
Quoddy Head State Park
Carrying Place Cove Bog
Machias Seal Island
Great Wass Island Preserve
Includes information on:
Trip Report - June 1995 - by Doug and Arlene Ripley.
Aroostook National Wildlife
Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production
Moosehorn National Wildlife
Petit Manan National Wildlife
Rachel Carson National Wildlife
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife
Trip Reports - a number of Maine trip reports are available
Blake Maybank's "Birding the Americas: Trip Report and Trip Planning Repository".