Birding Tour USA: Maine - Coastal Maine by Land and Sea 2018


The trip will begin by exploring the boreal forests of Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain. Here we might expect to see Western Osprey and Bald Eagle as well as smaller boreal species such as Grey Jay and Black-backed Woodpecker. Then we will travel down at the coast at Bar Harbor, where we will depart on an exciting whale watching boat trip to Petit Manan Island. On our second boat ride, this one out of Cutler Harbor, we’ll visit Machias Seal Island to search for nesting Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, Arctic Terns, other pelagic species, and more whales! Our pelagic trips may produce Ocean Sunfish, Grey Seal, and Humpback, Fin, and Common Minke Whales. On land we will look for American Beaver and North American Porcupine, and perhaps find an American Black Bear and a Moose or two. After our pelagics we will head to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Machias, and Quoddy Head State Park for their rugged coastlines, boreal forests, and abundance of breeding species.

Some of our additional targets on this boreal and pelagic tour include Northern Fulmar, Great Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Wilson’s Storm Petrel, Northern Gannet, American Bittern, Common Eider, Spruce Grouse, Sora, Upland Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Arctic Tern, Black Guillemot, Pileated Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Vesper Sparrow, Pine Siskin, Red Crossbill, and Evening Grosbeak.

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