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Birding in Maine
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       A unique array of bird watching opportunities awaits the visitor to Maine. Watch Atlantic Puffins along the coast of Maine, Loons on many of the state's lakes and ponds, plus many other migrant species of coastal and inland birds! The spring and summer months are the perfect time to observe the many breeding species in the state. See below for a comprehensive list of sanctuaries and properties owned and operated by the Maine Audubon Society, including related birding links. Watch our slide show above and see some commonly sighted birds and waterfowl in our state! For a map of Maine (PDF file) click here.
4Aroostook County Region of Maine

North Amity: A. E. Howell Wildlife Conservation Center

4Down East & Acadia Regions of Maine

Bar Harbor: Northeast Creek

4Maine Highlands & Moosehead Lake Regions of Maine

Bangor: Oldenburg Property
Elliotsville Plantation: Borestone Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
Holden: Fields Pond Nature Center
Old Town: Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

4Kennebec & Moose River Valleys Region of Maine

Palmyra: Gordon
Richmond: Swan Island

4Mid Coast Region of Maine

Georgetown: Josephine Newman
Hog Island: The Todd Wildlife Sanctuary
Freeport: Mast Landing Sanctuary
South Bristol: Witch Island
West Bath: Hamilton Sanctuary

4Greater Portland & Casco Bay Regions of Maine

Falmouth: Gilsland Farm Environmental Center and Sanctuary
Portland: Fore River
Scarborough: Scarborough Marsh Nature Center

4South Coast Region of Maine

Biddeford Pool: East Point Sanctuary, Wood & Stage Islands
Biddeford Pool: M.B. Smith
Wells: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Wells: Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm

4Western Mountains & Lakes Region of Maine

Gray: Maine Wildlife Park
Lewiston: Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
Rangeley: Hunter Cove

4Related Links: Bird Watching in Maine

Maine Audubon Society
Maine Bureau of Parks and Land
Stanton Bird Club
Guide to Birding in Maine
Birding in Maine By Region
Check List of Maine Birds



















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